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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


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.

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, 2019
 Kathleen Corbett  At Large  March 31, 2020
 Eären Hummel
 American Society of Landscape Architects  March 31, 2021
 Charles Jordy (chair)  Denver Planning Board  March 31, 2019
 Heather Vasquez Johnson (vice-chair)  At Large  March 31, 2019
 Gary Petri  Denver Planning Board  March 31, 2021
 Anne Wattenberg  American Institute of Architects  March 31, 2021
 Kelly Wemple  American Institute of Architects  March 31, 2020
 Amy Zimmer  History Colorado  March 31, 2019

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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