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Historic Districts Commission

Purpose: To carry out the provisions of Chapter 1462, Part Fourteen, Historic Districts Commission, Traverse City Code of Ordinances. To investigate and recommend to City Commission areas it deems valuable for designation as Historic Districts, to recommend to City Commission structures it deems valuable for designation as Historic Landmarks; etc. Purposes of Ordinances are to safeguard heritage of City - to preserve cultural, political or architectural history - to preserve historic landmarks - to foster civic beauty, etc.

This commission consists of 7 members appointed by the City Commission. All appointments are for 3-year terms expiring 6/30. Members must reside in the City of Traverse City. Appointments consist of:

  • One Member who is a Registered Architect
  • Two Members selected from a list submitted by duly organized and existing preservation societies or historical groups.

Traverse City Historic Districts map
Historical Preservation Permit application
This page last updated on 8/19/2021.