Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)

Purpose

Protects and preserves the historic areas of the City; reviews requests for erection, reconstruction, alteration or demolition affecting any structure on the Historic Buildings Map or in a Historic District. 

Meetings

3rd Monday monthly
4:00 p.m. 
City Hall 2nd Floor Training Room
900 Church Street

Members

NUMBER OF MEMBERS:  Seven (7) - one (1) architect or an architectural historian; one (1) owner/resident of property in a historic district that is defined as a neighborhood but excludes single-structure districts; two (2) meeting the Professional Standards Qualifications used by the National Park Service and published in the Code of Federal Regulations, 36 CFR Part 61.  No more than one appointee shall be engaged in buying and selling of or investment in real estate. All members shall have a demonstrated interest, competence and knowledge in historic preservation.

Julie Arrington
Advocate for Middle Rivermont
Lower Rivermont
Shanda Horner, Chair
Advocate for Daniel's Hill
Michael J. Erquiaga
Advocate for Garland Hill
Emmett Lifsey (Architect)
Advocate for Federal Hill and
Upper Rivermont
Tracey Langseth
Advocate for Courthouse Hill
VACANT
  VACANT
As of  08/02/2022

Historic Preservation Commission Roster

Liaison: Eve Mergenthaler, Planner 1
              434-455-3917
                eve.mergenthaler@lynchburgva.gov

Community Development Department Director: Kent White

Reference: Ordinance #O-86-130 adopted 6-10-86; City Code Sections 35.2-58 and 35.2-100.9; HPC Professional Qualifications Standards

 

June appointment