DESIGN REVIEW APPLICATION
This application will provide the step by step process for obtaining a Design Review. A design review is a request to alter the exterior of a property. The Historic Preservation Commission has the authority to allow these changes to properties located in one of the City's historic districts or those designated as a landmark or landmark site.
DEMOLITION REVIEW APPLICATION
This application will provide the process for obtaining demolition approval for a structure located in a Historic District or a Conservation District. A demolition permit is a building permit granting permission for the applicant to demolish a building.
HISTORIC DESIGNATION APPLICATION
This application provides the process for historically designating a property or structure. The Historic Preservation Commission reviews requests from property owners who seek Landmark, Landmark Site, Individual Historic Property or Historic District Designation.
ECONOMIC NON-VIABILITY APPLICATION
This application provides the process for Economic Non-Viability. The Historic Preservation Commission has the authority to approve a Certificate of Economic Non-Viability when an applicant can show that a property owner cannot earn a reasonable economic return on a property if the proposed project were not allowed to proceed.
This webpage is not intended to cover every aspect of the Historic Preservation Commission's Applications, and should not be considered the final or definitive authority on any of the matters it addresses. It is only a general guide. Questions on specific projects should be addressed to the Planning Services Department via mail: 50 W. 13th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001; phone: (563) 589-4210; fax: (563) 589-4221; e-mail: email@example.com; or the Service Request feature of this webpage.