Historic Preservation Commission
The purpose of this chapter is to promote the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the village by:
Commission Chairperson and Members
- Providing a mechanism to identify and preserve the distinctive historic and architectural character of the village, representing elements of the village's social, economic, cultural, political, and architectural history;
- Fostering civic pride in the accomplishments of the past as manifested in the existing buildings, structures, and landscapes;
- Conserving and improving the value of properties designated as landmarks or within historic districts (see Exhibit A which is attached to Ord. 88-0-029, and which is hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein, for list of historical sites which meet criteria for § 157.05. These sites will be recommended to and evaluated by the Historic Preservation Commission for local landmark status. See also Exhibit B which is attached to Ord. 88-0-029, and which is hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein, for a list of addresses that will be recommended to the Historic Preservation Commission to research these prospective buildings to become historic sites;
- Protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the village to homeowners, visitors, tourists, and shoppers, thereby supporting business, commerce, and industry in the village and providing economic benefits to the citizens and businesses; and
- Fostering and encouraging the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of areas, buildings, structures, and neighborhoods, thereby preventing deterioration, dilapidation, and blight.
Trustee/Liaison: Greg Hannon
Commission Chairperson: Paul Cummins
Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month in the Kallsen Conference Center at the Village Hall, 16250 South Oak Park Avenue.