Heritage Preservation

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Minneapolis, MN 55415


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Heritage Preservation

The Heritage Preservation Commission helps preserve the community’s unique identity, culture and character by protecting significant historic resources from the city’s past. The community's interest in preservation has resulted in 176 landmarks and 18 historic districts.

Landmarks and historic districts enhance the city’s unique identity, quality of life, and economic vitality. Our Community Planning and  Economic Development (CPED) staff coordinates with the Heritage Preservation Commission to review rehabilitation, repair, new construction, and demolition requests for designated properties and historic resources. CPED staff and the Heritage Preservation Commission also conduct ongoing research of eligible sites and districts, evaluate the significance of buildings and districts, and recommend the designation of historic properties.

Landmarks and Districts Map


All modifications to designated properties require review by CPED staff. On small projects limited to minor alterations of a designated property, CPED staff can conduct preservation reviews administratively. On larger projects that include major alterations of a designated property, CPED staff conducts reviews and prepares recommendations that are presented at public hearings before the Heritage Preservation Commission. Review is commonly limited to only exterior alterations to a property, although a few properties also require interior alteration review if their interior is designated.

A Guide to Heritage Preservation in Minneapolis

Preservation Related Studies


Last updated Jan 12, 2021



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