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Landmark Preservation Commission

photo of landmark markerThe function of the Landmark Preservation Commission is to designate, preserve, enhance, and perpetuate structures or districts that have architectural, historical, or geographical significance within the city of Denver. 

Agenda items for consideration can include the following:

  • Recommendations to City Council on historic designations
  • Design review for new construction, alterations, demolitions and zone lot amendments for designated historic  properties/districts
  • Review of historic rehabilitation tax credit projects
  • Adoption of policies and procedures related to historic preservation

Governing documents

Meetings  - 

Time and date:
The commission meets the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 1 p.m.

LocationMeetings are held in the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., room 4.F.6 and 4.G.2.

Accessibility: If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact at least three business days ahead of the meeting you'd like to attend. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact

Information for presenters

Submission Deadlines
Submission deadlines are four weeks prior to the scheduled meeting date. Download the 2019 Meeting Submission Dates and Deadlines (PDF) to learn more about when to submit materials.

Presentation Materials 
Download the Policy for Applicant Presentations (PDF) to learn more about preparing your presentation for the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) and the Lower Downtown Design Review Board (LDDRB).

What to Expect at the Meetings
Download the the handout What to Expect at a Landmark Preservation Commission Meeting (PDF) to become more familiar with the standard procedures.

Comments from the Public
To speak at LPC meetings or submit written comments on agenda items, see LPC Public Comment Policy (PDF).

Commission Members

The commission is made up of nine members who serve three-year terms. They receive no compensation.

Read member bios (PDF).

Member Nominated By Term Expires 
Ginette Chapman 
History Colorado March 31, 2022
Kathleen Corbett At Large March 31, 2020
Eären Hummel  
American Society of Landscape Architects March 31, 2021
Graham Johnson Denver Planning Board March 31, 2022
Julie Johnson At Large March 31, 2022
Michele Oaks History Colorado March 31, 2022
Gary Petri Denver Planning Board March 31, 2021
Anne Wattenberg American Institute of Architects March 31, 2021
Kelly Wemple (Chair) American Institute of Architects March 31, 2020


Want to serve on the commission?

If you are interested in serving on the Landmark Preservation Commission, contact the Denver Boards and Commissions office for more information and an application form.

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Members of the Landmark Preservation Commission are appointed by the mayor and must include the following:

  • two recommended by Denver's American Institute of Architecture 
  • two recommended by the Colorado Historical Society 
  • two recommended by the Planning Board 
  • two at-large members 
  • one member appointed by the American Society of Landscape Architects

Members must be residents of the city of Denver.

Contact Us

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