Historic Preservation


55 N. Center St.
Mesa, AZ  85201

Mailing Address

PO Box 1466 Mesa

AZ 85211-1466

Hours of Operation

M-Th 7am - 6pm

Contact Information

Historic Preservation Officer

Nana Appiah


Historic Preservation Coordinator

Arianna Urban


Historic Preservation Office

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City of Mesa Historic Preservation
Zoning Ordinance and
Design Guidelines for Historic Districts


Preservation is:

  • Taking care of what we have already built so that we and future generations have a sense of our history
  • Protecting and enhancing the sense of place for our neighborhoods;
  • Making sure that the quality and diversity (visual & historic) of the environments that surround us and on which we depend on, are not diminished;
  • Being mindful and aware of proposed development projects so that if approved they deliver the broadest economic and social benefits without destroying our history.

The purpose of Mesa’s Historic Preservation Program is to facilitate public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the City’s historic past, promote better awareness of its architectural and cultural history, work with residents and business owners to preserve that history, and foster civic and neighborhood pride so that future generations will have the opportunity to appreciate and understand Mesa’s unique cultural heritage.

Mesa's efforts to preserve its history is documented each year in an Annual Report [PDF].

The Historic Preservation Office provides the historic planning function for the City of Mesa.  Please visit the Mesa Historical Museum to learn more on the history of Mesa.  The Historic Preservation Board meets monthly to provide input and direction to the City's historic preservation efforts.


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