The City of Highland Park is excited to present its first Historic Preservation Plan, which was approved by City Council at the Monday, November 28 City Council meeting. This plan will serve as a framework for the City and the Historic Preservation Commission to implement a series of goals and objectives that will educate the residents, protect the City’s rich historic fabric and further enhance the historic preservation program. The plan represents a significant achievement for the City Council, Historic Preservation Commission, and City staff, who have worked hard to create a plan that is accessible, informative, and future-facing.
The plan is full of unique, local historic context and informative city preservation policies & materials. The plan includes historic property tables and an Existing Conditions Report (Appendix A), as well as past historic ordinances & reports vital to the preservation program’s history (Appendix B). Community members are encouraged to browse through the plan and learn more about historic preservation in Highland Park!
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:
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.