Boards and Commissions - Historic Landmark Commission


Historic Landmark Commission

The Historic Landmark Commission conducts design reviews of new construction or alterations to landmark sites and to properties located in Salt Lake City's local historic districts. Any demolition within an historic district must be approved by this commission. The Commission is also charged with monitoring the preservation of historically significant resources within the boundaries of the City and reviewing proposed regulations affecting historic preservation. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on proposals to designate additional historic properties.
Visit the Historic Landmark Commission website.

Agendas and Minutes


Powers and Duties

  1. Encourage proper development and maintenance of historic structures and districts
  2. Promote public awareness of historic preservation
  3. Conduct studies of significant historic elements
  4. Review demolition and alteration requests within historic districts
  5. Recommend boundaries for Historic Districts to Planning Commission
  6. When requested, make recommendations on conditional uses within historic districts
  7. Make recommendations on master plans and possible ordinance revisions to Planning Commission, City Council, and Mayor's Office

Member Qualifications

Seven to eleven members, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, serve on the Historic Landmark Commission. Each member serve a four-year term. The Commission consists of citizens interested in historic preservation and knowledgeable about the heritage of the City. The Commission should include at least two architects and other members who possess preservation related experience in archeology, architecture, architectural history, construction, history, folk studies, law, public history, real estate appraisal or urban planning.

Current Members



Serving Since

1 Victoria Petro-Eschler 2017
2 Esther Stowell 2017
3 Paul Svendsen 2016
3 David S. Richardson 2014
4 Stanley Adams 2016
4 Sheleigh Harding 2008
4 Rachel Quist 2014
5 Thomas Brennan 2012
5 Kenton Peters 2015
6 Robert Hyde 2016
6 Charles Shepherd 2012













Staff and Officers

Charles Shepherd, Chair
Kenton Peters, Vice Chair
Nick Norris, Planning Director
Michaela Oktay, Planning Manager
Michelle Poland,Administrative Secretary

Meeting Information

Period — Monthly, as needed 
Days — First Thursday 
Time — 5:30 pm 
Location — City and County Building, Room 326
451 S State, Salt Lake City 
More info (801) 535-7757 

Bylaws and Governing Documents

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Contact Information

Historic Landmark Commission
Attn: Michelle Poland
City & County Building, Rm 406
PO Box 145480
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5480
(801) 535-7757 

Staff Support

Michelle Poland
Administrative Secretary
(801) 535-7757