Historic Landmarks Commission


​The Historic Landmarks Commission (HLC) was established in 1986 with the City’s adoption of a Historic Preservation Program. In 2010, an updated Historic Preservation Plan was adopted by the City and acts as the workplan for the HLC. The commission holds public meetings the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. It also meets as needed to conduct alteration reviews or other business.

Commission roles includes:

  • Advising the Council on matters pertaining to historic sites and structures in Salem
  • Administering the Historic Preservation Ordinance
  • Helping property owners preserve historic structures

The Commission is made up of City residents who volunteer their time and professional expertise to:

  • Review, designate, and encourage the preservation of historic resources
  • Review certain development applications for conformance with the historic preservation code standards and guidelines

Commission members must be residents of Salem or have their business in Salem, and they must have an interest in historic preservation. Additional commission membership requirements include:

  • At least five of the members must meet the United States Secretary of the Interiors Historic Preservation Qualification Standards to the extent that professionals meeting those standards are available in the community. In making such appointments, the mayor should consider the applicants qualifications in the fields of:

    • Archaeology
    • Architectural history
    • Conservation
    • Cultural anthropology
    • Curation
    • Engineering
    • Folklore
    • Historic architecture
    • Historic landscape architecture
    • Historic preservation
    • Historic preservation planning
    • History
Number of members: 9
Type of appointment: Mayoral appointment
Length of term: 3 years
Document TitleDateTypeFile Size
12/21/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-12-21.pdf375 KB
11/16/2017historic-landmarks-commission-addendum-a-2017-11-16.pdf7137 KB
11/16/2017historic-landmarks-commission-addendum-b-2017-11-16.pdf3512 KB
11/16/2017historic-landmarks-commission-addendum-c-2017-11-16.pdf9168 KB
11/16/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-11-16.pdf376 KB
10/19/2017his17-39-staff-report.pdf5235 KB
10/19/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-10-19.pdf373 KB
10/19/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-revised-2017-10-19.pdf384 KB
10/19/2017revised-his17-39-staff-report.pdf2791 KB
9/21/2017historic-landmarks-commission-addendum-a.pdf4041 KB
9/21/2017historic-landmarks-commission-addendum-b.pdf3725 KB
9/21/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-09-21.pdf381 KB
8/17/2017his16-25-mod1-staff-report.pdf1486 KB
8/17/2017his17-33-staff-report.pdf1605 KB
8/17/2017his17-34-staff-report.pdf788 KB
8/17/2017his17-35-staff-report.pdf4222 KB
8/17/2017historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2017-08-17.pdf222 KB
8/17/2017hlc-agenda-08-17-2017.pdf383 KB
7/20/2017his17-30-hearing-notice-2017-07-20.pdf585 KB
7/20/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-07-20.pdf380 KB
7/20/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2017-07-20.pdf1563 KB
7/20/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-revised-2017-07-20.pdf384 KB
6/15/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-06-15.pdf376 KB
6/15/2017historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2017-06-15.pdf75 KB
5/18/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-05-18.pdf381 KB
5/18/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2017-05-18.pdf1388 KB
5/18/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-b-2017-05-18.pdf3746 KB
5/18/2017historic-landmarks-commission-minutes-2017-05-18.pdf126 KB
4/20/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-2017-04-20.pdf406 KB
4/20/2017historic-landmarks-commission-agenda-addendum-a-2017-04-20.pdf2637 KB
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Title (with link to item)File Size
Historic Landmarks Commission Rules1147 KB
12/8/2017his17-43-decision1575 Cottage St SE1374 KB
11/21/2017his17-45-decision2600 Center St NE1026 KB
11/17/2017his17-40-decision201-211 Commercial St NE1459 KB
11/3/2017his17-44-decision388 State Street1845 KB
9/22/2017his17-34-decision210 Candalaria Blvd. S.2887 KB
9/22/2017his17-38-decision231-233 Commercial St NE2222 KB
9/1/2017his17-09-decision268 17th St NE331 KB
8/31/2017his17-37-revised-decision2575 Center St NE1196 KB
8/18/2017his17-24-mod1-decision1365 John St S1735 KB
8/18/2017his17-33-decision1873 Court St NE733 KB
8/18/2017his17-35-decision237-245 High St NE763 KB
8/15/2017his17-08-decisionAdjacent to 2575 Center St NE9532 KB
7/17/2017his17-25-decision1116 Misison St SE2102 KB
7/5/2017his17-31-decision545 Mission St SE1691 KB
6/28/2017his17-32-decision141 Commercial St NE547 KB
6/20/2017his17-24-decision1365 John St S476 KB
6/8/2017his17-18-decision600 Mission St SE590 KB
6/8/2017his17-26-decision310-320 Cout St NE (aka 174-188 Commercial St NE)962 KB
6/2/2017his17-21-decision575 Mission St SE2330 KB
6/1/2017his17-14-decision525 Ferry St SE1077 KB
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Term Expires
Andrew HendrieAt-Large, Ward 806/01/20132nd12/31/2018
Chris MorrisProfessional, Ward 7, CB Two Architects06/25/20122nd12/31/2018
Jamie FrenchPreservation Professional, Ward 102/14/2017Partial12/31/2018
Jennifer M TimbrookAt-Large04/09/2015Partial12/31/2017
Kevin T SundProfessional04/13/2015Partial12/31/2017
Nicholas LarsonAt-Large, Ward 3, State of OR - Sr. Construction Project Mgr.08/09/20141st12/31/2019
Sarah PearsonPreservation Professional, Ward 802/14/20171st12/31/2019
Dec. 21
Historic Landmarks Commission Meeting5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

Kimberli FitzgeraldSenior Planner, Historic Preservation OfficerCommunity Development Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 305
Salem OR 97305