Historic Preservation Commission

Q. What is the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)?

A. HPC is a fifteen-member volunteer government board appointed by the Mayor and Urban County Council.

Q. What is its purpose?

A. The HPC promotes preservation issues of importance in Lexington-Fayette County. They are charged with discussing, deliberating and taking action on preservation issues within the county. The Commission reviews nominations of historic and architecturally significant properties to the National Register of Historic Places, promotes local historic districts and landmarks, works with preservation education for Lexington-Fayette County and periodically reviews and updates the Design Review Guidelines. The Commission also aids in the coordination of public and private events that have to do with historic preservation and education of the public, owners of historic landmarks, residents of historic areas and other interested parties.

Q. Are the Design Review Guidelines available to for viewing?

A. Yes. They are on the Historic Preservation website:www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=496