Historic Preservation Board

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Notice about Historic Preservation Advisory Board Meetings

To decrease COVID-19 exposure, the City Council Chambers is closed, but public participation will be available electronically and telephonically and listening to the meeting will be available electronically.

Members of the Board will conduct their study session meeting via a telephonic conferencing platform, and the live meeting will be accessible telephonically.

The live meeting may be listened to by calling 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 (toll free) using meeting ID 530 123 2921 and following the prompts.

Public participation will be available electronically and telephonically. If you want to provide a written comment or speak telephonically at the meeting, please submit an online comment card at least 1 hour prior to the start of the meeting. If you want to speak at the meeting, you will need to indicate on the comment card that you would like to speak during the meeting, and you will need to call 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 (toll free) using meeting ID 530 123 2921 and following the prompts, prior to the start of the meeting. You will be able to listen to the meeting; and when the item you have indicated that you want to speak on is before the Board, your line will be taken off mute and you will be given an opportunity to speak.

First Tuesday of each month

Planning & Zoning Board Minutes button6:00 p.m.

Lower Level Council Chambers
57 E. First Street

City Code


Visit Historic Preservation Office site 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


Brandon Benzing



Laura Schaffer-Metcalf, Ed. D 

Milagros Zingoni
Barbara Bingham
James Babos
Niti Desai 07/01/20 06/30/23

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

Phone: 480-644-2181


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