Historic Preservation Commission

Out of an abundance of caution due to novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all City of Portsmouth Planning Department offices are currently physically closed to the public. However, our staff is still working and is here to assist you virtually. The public is encouraged to use the city’s online options for services.

ELECTRONIC/DIGITAL SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND OTHER MATERIALS IS ENCOURAGED WHENEVER FEASIBLE.

Certificate of Appropriateness Application Form Fillable (PDF) 

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines (PDF)

Note: Applications and supporting materials must be received fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN PERSON. STAFF CANNOT RECEIVE OR ACCEPT ITEMS DROPPED OFF AT CITY HALL. APPLICANTS CAN SEND ITEMS BY EMAIL, US POSTAL SERVICE, FEDEX, OR UPS (as appropriate for the application type).

Emailed applications and related documents should be sent to hpc@portsmouthva.gov.

ITEMS SHOULD BE SENT TO 

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PLANNING DEPARTMENT ATTN: (STAFF MEMBER NAME)
801 CRAWFORD STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Virtual Planning Department - click here to get information about Planning Department services during the COVID-19 public closure.

Credit card payments can now be accepted over the phone. Please call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for more information.

Visit this page for more details regarding virtual meetings and status.

http://www.portsmouthva.gov/1142/Virtual-Planning-Department

Applicants are encouraged to contact staff via email or phone.

Applications should be sent to hpc@portsmouthva.gov .

Staff Directory

Meetings 

  • 5:00 PM
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Meeting held virtually in the Microsoft Teams application
  • View the meeting online at www.portsmouthva.gov/hpcstream
  • Or listen on the phone by calling 804-294-1932 Phone Conference ID: TBD
  • Parties wishing to provide comments on specific agenda items may send comments by these methods.
    • Fax to 757-393-5223
    • Mail to 
      • Planning Department
        801 Crawford Street
        Portsmouth, VA 23704-3822
    • Email to hpc@portsmouthva.gov
  • Please provide correspondence prior to the public hearing day.
Olde Towne

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members  

  • Renee Schneider, Chair
  • Sean Prince, Vice-Chair
  • Thomas Butt
  • Edward Barham, IV
  • Matthew Kloeppel
  • Chris Crowder
  • Daniel Moore
  • G Quince

Mission Statement

The Historic Preservation Commission will provide consistent deliberations on requests to alter historic structures within the historic Cradock, Olde Towne, Park View, Port Norfolk and Truxtun neighborhoods. They will be sensitive to each request and will ensure that each decision is reflective of local building standards and the Secretary of Interiors Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.

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