Denver City Council enacted the Denver Landmark ordinance in 1967 to foster the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of structures and districts of historical, architectural and/or geographical importance.
Landmark Preservation is a vital and integrated component of Community Planning and Development. Landmark Preservation staff assists owners of historic properties by providing guidance and resources for preserving, maintaining and rehabilitating historic buildings and properties.
The Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) is responsible for reviewing applications for historic districts and individual structures, and forwarding recommendations on designations to the Denver City Council for final approval. Both the LPC and the Lower Downtown Design Review Board (LDDRB) perform design and demolition review for proposed exterior projects involving locally designated historic properties. The LDDRB reviews projects located within the Lower Downtown Historic District, while the LPC reviews projects located within all other designated historic districts and on the sites of individually designated landmarks.
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
Report property concerns to Denver 311.
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