Heritage Preservation Commission

The Heritage Preservation Commission helps preserve the community’s unique identity, culture and character by protecting significant historic resources from the City’s past.
Basilica of St. Mary's Minneapolis landmark

Landmarks and historic districts

Minneapolis has more that 175 landmarks and 18 historic districts.


Read Guide to Heritage Preservation and Preservation Review


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.

Preservation-related studies

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Heritage Preservation




Public Service Center
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415