The seven member Cultural Heritage Board is comprised of citizen volunteers with special expertise or interest in historic preservation. Principal duties of the Board include undertaking and updating historic inventories or surveys, recommending designation of Landmarks and Preservation Districts, reviewing proposed alterations to historic buildings, and promoting public awareness of preservation issues. If you are in a historic district or would like more information regarding historic districts, please see the Processing Review Procedures for Owners of Historic Properties.
There are currently eight designated Preservation Districts in Santa Rosa: Burbank Gardens, Cherry Street, McDonald, Olive Park, Railroad Square, Ridgway, St. Rose, and West End. At the request of property owners, other potential districts may be considered. Preservation Districts are composed of both contributors and non-contributors to their districts.
The Cultural Heritage Board typically meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Planning and Economic Development Conference Room 7, City Hall, 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, unless otherwise indicated. Public participation is invited. Recent agendas and minutes are provided below. You may also view archived documents.
For questions about the general order of business at a Cultural Heritage Board meeting and how to address the Board at a public hearing, please see the Cultural Heritage Board General Order of Business.
Actions of the Cultural Heritage Board are made by resolution. You may view and search (using your browser's find function) the Cultural Heritage Board Resolutions archive.
For additional information, please contact the Cultural Heritage Board Secretary at (707) 543-3190.