Historic Preservation Commission

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The Tempe Historic Preservation Commission advises the City Council in all matters concerning historic preservation.  (City Code, Chapter 14A, Section 14A-3; Zoning and Development Code, Part 1, Chapter 3, Section 1-304)

Apply to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission

Commission Scope and Duties

The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is:

  • to provide protection for significant properties and archaeological sites that represent important aspects of Tempe’s heritage;
  • to enhance the character of the community by taking such properties and sites into account during development; and,
  • to assist owners in the preservation and restoration of their properties.
Commission Composition

The Historic Preservation Commission consists of nine members, who are Tempe residents with a demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation. Terms are for three years. The membership of the Commission includes four at-large members and five professionals, drawn from the following disciplines, with no more than two such professionals from the same discipline:

  • architecture,
  • architectural history,
  • archaeology,
  • historic preservation law,
  • history,
  • landscape architecture,
  • planning,
  • building construction, or
  • other related field.
Commission Meetings

The Historic Preservation Commission must hold a minimum of four public meetings/hearings per year. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Commission chair or five or more members of the Commission.  Meetings are usually held at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, in Hatton Hall, 34 E. Seventh St., Tempe. 

Agendas and Minutes

To view the agendas for upcoming meetings, please see below.  To view agendas and minutes from past meetings, select "All Past".

06/12/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Agenda:061219_HPCAgenda
07/10/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Not Included
08/14/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Not Included
09/11/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Not Included
10/16/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Not Included
11/13/2019 6:00 PM - 11:01 PM Not Included
12/11/2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Not Included

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