Historic Preservation Commission

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Regular Meetings
  • First Thursday of every month, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Council Conference Room, City Hall (unless otherwise noticed)

  • Agendas & Minutes 
    Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.  They may be found in the Committee Agenda Center.
  • 2017 Work Plan
  • 2016 Annual Report
  • Purpose

    On July 7, 2004, the city received its approval to be a Certified Local Government (CLG) under a program managed by the National Park Service and the Washington State Office of Historic Preservation.

    As a CLG, the commission is able to provide technical assistance to owners of historic properties and to create a local register of historic properties with the approval of the property owner. The commission will also review any Bainbridge Island applications to the National Historic register.

    Current Activity

    In-person information about the Historic Preservation Commission and how to apply for the register is available from the Planning Department.

    The Commission continues to work closely with the Historical Society in all activities and the Society is an invaluable resource for the Commission.
    Currently the Commission is proposing Ordinance 2016-11 Historic Preservation Program (formerly known as 2016-15) which was recently presented at a two-part public hearing to the Planning Commission on June 23, 2016 and July 28, 2016.  Written public comment may be viewed below:

      Recordings of the Planning Commission public hearing (which spans two meetings) may be heard here:  http://apps.bainbridgewa.gov/media/audio/2016/PC_20160623.mp3 and http://apps.bainbridgewa.gov/media/audio/2016/PC_20160728.mp3.

    Historic Preservation Resources