The Demolition Review Committee of the Historic Preservation Review Commission (HPRC) is responsible for the review of building permits for demolition of structures that are 50 years of age or older. Three members of the HPRC comprise the committee.
It works with the historic structure’s owner to document the structure before it is removed, monitor the removal of the structure, or encourage the use of historic design elements in replacement structures, in order to retain the historic character of the site.
Applicants for demolition permits that are determined to be eligible for review by the Demolition Review Committee are informed of the meeting schedule by the planner coordinating the referral. The owners and/or their representatives are invited to attend the committee meetings to represent their interests before the committee.