What is the City of Springfield Landmarks Board?
The purpose of the Landmarks Board is to help promote the creation and use of Historic register resources for the educational, cultural, economic, and general welfare of the public through preservation, protection and regulation. The board advises City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Park Board, and the City Manager relating to the identification, protection, retention and preservation of historical sites in the City of Springfield.

This 9 member board reviews applications for permits and renovation design within the Commercial Street Historic District, the Walnut Street Urban Conservation Districts, and the individual historic sites in the Mid-Town Historic District and throughout the community. Landmarks Board meetings are held every other Wednesday, City Hall, Council Chambers, 830 Boonville Avenue. All members are volunteers who are required under Certified Local Government (CLG) regulations to receive a minimum of 2 hours of training per year.

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1. What is historic designation?
2. What is the difference between National Register and Local Register designations?
3. What is the City of Springfield Landmarks Board?
4. Hide What kinds of changes will be reviewed by the Landmarks Board?
5. Who do I call for more information about historic designation?
6. How do I nominate properties for local historic designation?
7. If my area is proposed for designation, do I have a say in the process?