Cultural Heritage Board
The Cultural Heritage Board consists of seven citizen volunteers appointed by individual City Council members based on their special expertise or interest in historical preservation.
Statement of Purpose
Principal duties of the Board include undertaking and updating historic inventories or surveys, recommending designation of Landmarks and Preservation Districts, reviewing proposed alterations to historic buildings, and promoting public awareness of preservation issues. If you are in a historic district or would like more information regarding historic districts, please see the Processing Review Procedures for Owners of Historic Properties.
There are currently eight designated Preservation Districts in Santa Rosa: Burbank Gardens, Cherry Street, McDonald, Olive Park, Railroad Square, Ridgway, St. Rose, and West End. At the request of property owners, other potential districts may be considered. Preservation Districts are composed of both contributors and non-contributors to their districts. For questions about the general order of business at a Cultural Heritage Board meeting and how to address the Board at a public hearing, please see the Cultural Heritage Board General Order of Business.
Cultural Heritage Board Members
Brian Meuser - Chair
Maria Praetzellis - Vice Chair
Board Information and Records
Occur twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in Council Chambers*; City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, Calif.
In compliance with Zoning Code Section 20-62, the decision of the review authority is final unless an appeal is filed on a city Appeal Form and associated fees, as noted on the city’s Fee Schedule, are paid within 10 calendar days of the action. The time limit will extend to the following business day where the last day falls on a day that the city is not open for business.
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Agendas, Minutes and Video
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.