Historic Preservation Commission

Apply to Serve on the Historic Preservation Commission

Cutoff for first review of applications:  4 pm, April 27, 2024

Commission diversity will benefit from new members with the following professional position / discipline backgrounds:  architecture, landscape architecture, architectural history, planning, biology, geography, American studies, law, and real estate.

The Commission advocates for the preservation of historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects and districts.

Regular Meeting Schedule

  • Meets the first Thursday of every month 2 to 4 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Location: Council Conference Room

 Information on Role of Councilmember Liaisons.

Commissioner's Resource Manual

Established By

Bainbridge Island Municipal Code Chapter 18.24

Agendas and Minutes

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Purpose and Mission

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of seven members who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council in accordance with the City’s Historic Preservation Program (BIMC 18.24). In 2004, the Historic Preservation Program earned status as a Certified Local Government (CLG), a certification established by the National Historic Preservation Act and, in Washington State, administered by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP). Responsibilities of a CLG include maintaining a Historic Preservation Commission, surveying local historic properties, enforcing state or local preservation laws, reviewing National Register Nominations, and providing for public participation in historic preservation activities.

The mission of the HPC is to advocate for the preservation of historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts. The HPC establishes, maintains, and updates the local historic inventory, local historic register, heritage tree register, and identifies register eligible properties. Additionally, the HPC reviews nominations to the local, state, and national registers, minor conditional use permits for zoning relief, changes or alterations to local historic register or register eligible properties, demolition permits, and special valuation of historic properties.  


Contact City Staff Liaison:
Blake Holmes, Building Official
206.780.3715 or bholmes@bainbridgewa.gov

General Resources

Research a Property

Reports and Inventories