Apply for a Historic Preservation Board Award

Do you want to be recognized for preserving a historic property or adding to the integrity of a historic district in the city?

The Historic Preservation Board gives the following awards to historic property renovation projects and compatible new construction in historic districts:

  • Outstanding Residential Project
  • Outstanding Commercial Project
  • Outstanding Infill Project
  • Outstanding Community Organizational Achievement
  • Centennial Award


Check your eligibility

Each application must be for a project that has been completed within two years of the submission date. Applications may be submitted by any resident, organization, business or agency. The criteria for each category are: 

  • Outstanding Residential or Commercial Projects: Any structure in the city that is located in a designated local historic district or is a designated local landmark.
  • Outstanding Infill Project: Any new structure (less than 5 years old) in the city that is located in a designated local historic district and exhibits compatibility with that district.
  • Outstanding Community Organizational Achievement: Recognizes group efforts to preserve, promote or educate local historic resources.
  • Centennial Award: Nominated buildings must be 100 years or older in the year the award is given, display historic and architectural integrity and be well-maintained. The building must be listed as a contributing structure in a local historic district or is a designated local landmark.

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Gather your materials 

You will need to provide: 

  • A written description of the project detailing its scope and how it relates to the award category. The description should also include the known history of the building, building condition before the project and any noteworthy conditions or constraints that affected the project. For infill nominations, include a description of what previously occupied the site.
  • Before and after photos. The images should include the overall project and exterior elevations and modifications. Interior shots may be included for reference but will not be judged.
  • Architectural drawings and site plans may be submitted, but are not required.

Complete your application

Applications for this year must be submitted by March 27, 2020.

Nominate a Project for a Historic Preservation Award

We'll review nominations

Nominations will be reviewed by the Historic Preservation Board.

We'll announce the winners

We will recognize the winners at a City Council meeting in May during Historic Preservation Month.