Historic Preservation Commission
Coeur d'Alene's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was established in 2019. The commission is tasked with promoting the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public of the City of Coeur d'Alene through the identification, evaluation, and designation of those buildings, sites, districts, areas, structures, and objects that constitute or contain significant elements of historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural interest reflecting the heritage of the City, the State, and/or the Nation.
Northwest Vernacular and the HPC led the effort to develop the City's first Historic Preservation Plan that included extensive community input. The plan was adopted in December 2021. See link below.
- Heart of History Awards Program
- Garden District National Register of Historic Places Nomination (RFP in process)
- Inadvertent Discovery Plan
- Review of existing Infill Zoning Districts
- Historic Overlay Zoning District
- Historic Building Materials Information and Trainings
Click Here to review the Historic Preservation Plan adopted December 2021
Coeur d'Alene Tribe Land Acknowledgement
We respectfully acknowledge that we are on the traditional land of the first people, the Coeur d’Alene, who have occupied the lands that include the City of Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene Lake and the Spokane River for time immemorial. The Schitsu’umsh are “Those who are found here” or “The discovered people” and they have been telling their story in song and dance for thousands of years in celebration and in hardship. We are fortunate that the Coeur d’Alenes have blessed the land and formed strong relationships to continue as stewards to protect and preserve the land, lake, and other resources. We acknowledge the Tribe’s 5 Core Values for decisions related to the land and the future of the Coeur d’Alene people. We are honored to learn, grow, play and live upon the traditional territory of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and to have the opportunity to work together to improve our land and strengthen our communities for future generations. Time Immemorial. Present. Future.
Historic Preservation Commission Members:
Walter Burns- Chair
Anneliese Miller- Vice Chair
Lisa Straza- Secretary
Tyler Douglas Lowe
City Council Liaison: Councilmember Kiki Miller
The Historic Preservation Commission will meet at least four times a year; however, the full commission and subcommittees may meet more frequently. When the commission does meet, the meetings will generally take place on the 4th Thursday of that month starting at 4 p.m.
All meetings are open to the public and publicized to allow and promote public participation in the decisions of the commission. Please see meeting agendas for information on how to participate.
Historic Preservation Code (Ordinance 3643)
Historic Preservation Commission Bylaws
Historic Preservation Plan (adopted December 2021)
How do I get a historic property listed?
Certified Local Government Overview
Staff Liaison: Hilary (Anderson) Patterson, Community Planning Director, (208) 769-2270
The Historic Preservation Commission may be reached by mail at: