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Historic Preservation Commission

  • 6:30 PM
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • City Hall 
    1707 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
  • For more information, please contact Zubin Coleman, Planner II at 847.926.1853 or by email at 
Local Historic Information
Historic Preservation Plan - Final Review Draft Review for Public Comment
The City's first Historic Preservation plan is available for public review! The plan will guide the City's Historic Preservation goals and objectives for the next five years and documents important information about Highland Park's rich history.

The final review draft preservation plan is available for viewing at (click here). Please send comments and questions to: Zubin Coleman, Planner II at

*The final review draft preservation plan appendix is available for viewing at (available soon).

Architectural Surveys
Highland Park commissioned architectural and historical resource surveys for many parts of the City.  Each was completed with CLG (Certified Local Government) grants awarded by the State of Illinois. Survey boundaries are shown in this map and include the following areas:

  • Central East Area Survey (Updated in 2020)
  • West Side Survey (2000)
  • South Central Survey (2001)
  • Northeast Side Survey (2002)
  • Braeside Survey (2004)
  • Bob-O-Link Area Survey (2006)
  • Green Bay Road Corridor Survey (2008)
  • Sunset Terrace Subdivision (2021)
Please click here to view and download the surveys online.
Commission Meeting Resources


  • William B. Levy, Chair - Term expires 2023
  • Seth Pines, Vice Chair - Term expires 2023*      
  • Meghann Salamasick - Term expires 2023
  • Rhoda Pierce - Term expires 2024
  • Jean Sogin - Term expires 2024
  • Erica Crispin Weeder - Term expires 2023*
  • Lynn Greenbaum - Term expires 2025
  • Asher Mendelson, Student Commissioner through June 2023
  • Zubin Coleman - Staff Liaison
  • Mike Evans - Park District Liaison
  • Tony Blumberg - City Council Liaison

*May be re-appointed to an additional four-year term.

Commission Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning historic preservation. Since its inception, the Historic Preservation Commission has actively researched local properties that may be eligible for landmark designation by the City Council. The commission's other activities include the review of proposed exterior alterations to landmarks or to contributing features in historic districts, as well as promoting community awareness of historic preservation through public education programs such as tours and lectures and sponsorship of the annual Highland Park Preservation Awards. 

If you are a Highland Park resident and would like to have your home listed as a local landmark, please fill out the landmark nomination form. City staff will perform additional research and present the nomination to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

For more information, please contact Zubin Coleman, Planner II, at 847.926.1853 or by