Historic Preservation Commission

The Belmont City Council has recently appointed city's first Historic Preservation Commission.  This commission will be responsible for:

  • Creating an inventory of properties of historical, architectural, and/or cultural significance;
  • Recommending to the City Council areas to be designated by ordinance as "Historic Preservation Overlay Districts"; and individual structures, buildings, sites, areas, or objects to be designated by ordinance as "Landmarks";
  • Acquiring by any lawful means the fee or lesser included interest, including options to purchase, to properties within established districts or to any such properties designated as landmarks, to hold, manage, preserve, restore and improve the same, and to exchange or dispose of the property by public or private sale, lease or other legally binding restrictions which will secure appropriate rights or public access and promote the preservation of the property;
  • Restoring, preserving and operating historic properties;
  • Reviewing and acting upon proposals for alterations, demolitions, or new construction within historic districts through the application for Certificates of Appropriateness;
  • Developing and adopting guidelines to be used in the review of alterations, demolitions, or new construction within Historic Preservation Overlay Districts.
  • Conducting an education program with respect to historic properties and districts within its jurisdiction;
  • Entering, solely in performance of its official duties and only at reasonable times, upon private lands for examination or survey thereof.  However, no member, employee or agent of the commission may enter any private building or structure without the express consent of the owner or occupant thereof;
  • Negotiating at any time with the owner of a building, structure, site, area or object for its acquisition or its preservation, when such action is reasonably necessary or appropriate.

Members

1. April Schilpp, Interim Chairman 

2. Jhaymee Heinlein, Interim Vice Chairman

3. David Hostetler

4. Stacy Manning, ETJ member

5. Lisa Jenkins

6. JoePat Roop

7. Jonathan Taylor

For more information about the Historical Preservation Commission, please contact Alex Robinson, Senior Planner, at arobinson@cityofbelmont.org 

Latest News

The Belmont Historical Preservation Commission is Belmont's newest commission. All HPC meetings are open to the public and will be held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Belmont City Hall Council Chambers Room starting at 6:30 pm. All agendas and minutes can be found on iCompass.

2018 Meeting Calendar: 

  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13*
  • December 11*

* Indicates meeting has been scheduled on a day that is not the third Tuesday of the month. 

Members and staff are currently reviewing the North Carolina Handbook for Historical Commission in NC in preparation for their first task of developing and adopting bylaws and guidelines that will be used in the review of alterations, demolitions, and new constructions within the Historic Preservation Overlay districts.