Kalamazoo Historic District Commission (HDC)

General Description

The Commission conducts design review hearings in a quasi-judicial capacity to decide issues relating to the enforcement of the Historic District ordinance and to permit, within standards established by the ordinance, exceptions to strict compliance with the terms of the ordinance in recognized historic districts and as applied to designated landmarks.

Meeting Times and Contact Information

Last updated on Friday, November 13, 2015

Board Name
Meeting Date/Time
Meeting Location
Kalamazoo Historic District Commission
Nov 17, 5:00 PM
Community Room at City Hall
Kalamazoo Historic District Commission
Dec 15, 5:00 PM
Community Room at City Hall

For more information about the HDC, please contact Historic Preservation Coordinator Sharon Ferraro at 337-8044 or via email.


Current Members

Peter Carroll
Second full term
Grant Fletcher
First Full Term
Jason Novotny Licensed Architect
Second Full Term
Bob Oudsema
First Full Term
Sally Reynolds
SecondFull Term
Chris Roussi
Second Full Term
Max Tibbitts
Second Full Term

Term Length: 3 years

Becoming a Member

Residency Requirements: must be a city resident

Applications: Boards and Commission Applications may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (269) 337-8792 or via e-mail. You may also view and print a Board and Commission Application.

Appointment Process: Ultimately the City Commission must approve the appointments of all board and commission members. When the City Clerk's Office receives an application, we send copies to the staff liaison and chair of board(s) listed on the application. The individual boards and commissions must recommend nominees for appointment, and each board has their own processes and procedures for considering applications. The timetable for this process depends on the number of vacancies on a particular board, and the extent of a board's nominating procedure. Questions about the status of a Board and Commission Application should be directed to the staff liaison(s) for the appropriate board(s).

Agendas, Minutes, and Other Important Documents

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Click on the following links to view important documents related to the HDC.