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Welcome to Landmark Preservation

Denver’s landmarks and historic districts enhance the community’s unique identity, quality of life, and economic vitality. Staff coordinates with the Landmark Preservation Commission to designate historic properties, and perform design and demolition review for listed individual landmarks and historic districts. Learn more . . .

What's Happening?

Citywide Design Guidelines Updated 
Denver has updated its design review guidelines, effective February 1, and added character-defining features for several historic districts. Additional new customer support materials are also in the works. See Landmark Updates page for all recent process improvements. Learn more >>

Five Points Historic Cultural District
On March 23, 2015, City Council approved an ordinance to rename the Welton Street Commercial Corridor Cultural District to the Five Points Historic Cultural District, based on the community's request. Custom design guidelines are also in the works for this historic district. Learn more>>

Discover Denver Survey

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Historic Denver, Inc., in partnership with the City and County of Denver, has launched Discover Denver, a citywide survey designed to identify buildings with cultural, historical or architectural significance. 

Visit to find out how you can help us collect and tell Denver's stories.

Contact Us

Landmark Preservation staff:

Permit counter hours and location:
9 - 11 a.m., Monday - Friday
or by appointment

Wellington Webb Municipal Office Building
201 West Colfax Ave., Dept 205
Denver, Colorado 80202

Property concerns:
Report property concerns to Denver 311.

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