The purpose of the Rapid City Historic Preservation Commission is to preserve the quality of life and natural environment of the community, and enhance the economic vitality and diversity of the community through preservation and restoration of historically and/or architecturally significant buildings and sites.
NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Two members and one alternate shall represent professional fields; two members and one alternate shall represent property owners within the Historic Commercial District (also known as the Downtown Historic District); and two members and one alternate shall represent property owners within the West Boulevard Historic District.
RESIDENCY/REGISTERED VOTER REQUIREMENT
Must be a legal resident of Rapid City.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
The Commission works to preserve historic buildings and archaeological sites through public education, policy development and advocacy. The Commission conducts surveys of local historic properties, promotes and conducts educational and interpretive programs on historic properties, and recommends ordinances that will promote the preservation and restoration of historic properties and districts in Rapid City. In summary, the Comission encourages preservation of historically significant features within the community to ensure that a connection to the past remains intact for the future.
All meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:45 a.m. in the 3rd Floor West Conference Room of the City/School Administration Center.
Chris Wehrle - Downtown - Term Expires - October 2019
Brittany Neiles - Professional - Term Expires - October 2019
Vacant - Downtown - Term Expires - October 2019
John Riker - West Blvd - Term Expires - October 2020
Jenn Johnson - Downtown - Term Expires - October 2020
Carol Evan Saunders - Professional - Term Expires - October 2020
Patrick Roseland - West Blvd - Term Expires - October 2021
Jeff Drahota - West Blvd - Term Expires - October 2021
Cassie Vogt - Professional - Term Expires - October 2021
Sarah Hanzel, Long Range Planner II
Community Planning and Development Services
300 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
FOR MORE INFORMATION
pdf Ordinance No. 6034 (1.49 MB)
pdf Bylaws (38 KB)
pdf Downtown Historic District map (392 KB)
pdf West Boulevard Historic District map (734 KB)
pdf Historic Preservation 11.1 Review Application (409 KB)
pdf East of 5th Street Architectural Survey (3.56 MB)