MeetingsMeetings of the Landmark Commission (LC) are held as needed, usually the fourth Thursday of each month at City Hall. Meetings are at 7:00 PM.
The Landmark Commission promotes preservation issues of importance in the City of DeKalb. It is are charged with discussing, deliberating and taking action on preservation issues within the City. Historic buildings play a special role in creating the distinctive character of each and every community. Their essential legacy of cultural, educational, recreational, aesthetic, social, and environmental benefits must be preserved for present and future generations.
The Landmark Commission is comprised of seven members, with each member appointed by the Mayor generally serving for a three-year term. To apply for Landmark Commission membership, please submit a letter of interest to Ellen Divita.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Reviewing nominations of historic and architecturally significant properties to the National Register of Historic Places
- Promoting local historic districts and landmarks
- Working with preservation education for the City of DeKalb
- Aiding 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
DeKalb Historic District Maps (pdf)
Secretary of the Interior Standards for Historic Rehabilitation
Presentation: Historic Preservation Tax Incentives (pdf)
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits for Income-Producing Buildings (link)
Property Tax Assessment Freeze for Owner-Occupied Residential Buildings (link)
Historic Preservation Financial Incentives (link)
Self-Guided Walking Tours of DeKalb (pdf) - to be updated soon
Agendas & Minutes
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.
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