Historic Preservation Board

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First Tuesday of each month
6:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
57 E. First Street

City Code



Please click here Historic Preservation Office for more information about neighborhoods, buildings, maintenance and many other resources.


The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is a seven-member citizen advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Downtown Development Committee, the Planning & Zoning Board, the Board of Adjustments, the Zoning Administrator and City Council. The HPB oversees historic preservation on a citywide basis. The HPB is responsible for hearing citizen comments and making recommendations on historic preservation zoning overlays for historic districts and historic landmarks (including archeological sites), as well as requests for demolition, new development within established historic districts, hear and decide appeals regarding proposed development, renovation, alterations, or additions to buildings or structures designated as historic. The HPB establishes and maintains the Mesa Historic Property Register and conducts studies for assessing the potential of buildings, structures, or areas for designation as historic sites or districts. The HPB also makes recommendations to the City Council regarding public policy development for the preservation of historic resources through the City.

As part of each meeting agenda, action may be taken on: historic zoning overlay matters, special use permits, design review cases regarding additions, changes or modifications to historic resources, historic preservation survey projects, applications for historic designation, and other matters affecting established historic resources.

During meetings, citizens may address the HPB on items pertaining to the agenda. 

Members of the Board may also be members of any other board or committee of the city. There shall be seven (7) members who are residents of the city at large. Members hall serve for three (3) years. Any vacancy shall be filled by the Mayor and City Council within a reasonable time after a vacancy occurs, for the unexpired term. Members shall serve until their successors are appointed. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation. Members of the Board shall be selected form the areas of architecture, history, architectural history, planning, landscape architecture, archaeology, cultural geography or anthropology, or have demonstrated strong interest in past matters that involve historic preservation issues.

For a full explanation of the duties and responsibilities of the Design Review Board see Title 2 - Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 22 of the Mesa Code of Ordinances.

Board Member
Date appointed
Term Expires
Greg Marek, Chair
Brandon Benzing, Vice-Chair        07/05/16  
Laura Schaffer-Metcalf, Ed.D
Milagros Zingoni
Benjamin Ayers
Barbara Bingham
James Babos

For more information please call the Historic Preservation Officer, Nana Appiah. 

Phone: 480-644-2181


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