Historic Preservation Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission identifies properties, structures, and areas that are historically significant. This Commission also advises the Plan Commission and City Council on the designation of Landmarks, Conservation, and Historic Districts. The Commission also acts to facilitate the protection of visual characteristics by reviewing, giving advice, and passing upon changes to the exterior architectural appearance.

The Commission consists of seven regular members and two alternates that are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. Members are chosen on the basis of expertise, experience, or interest in the related subject matter.

Each member serves a three-year term and may be reappointed to one term. Alternate members shall first serve for one year prior to appointment.

The Planning Department at 217/403-8800 provides staff support for this Commission or email Bruce Knight, Planning and Development Director.

Landmark Nominations

Anyone can nominate a property for consideration as an historic landmark by completing the Landmark Nomination Application (1.08 mB).

Meeting Information

Committee Members

Member Name Phone Number(s) Term Began Term Expires
Gail Broadie
718  W. Washington Champaign, IL  61820
 O:  217/474-4245
E:  gail.broadie@comcast.net
 March 2016 June 2018
VICE CHAIR
Anthony Bamert
2009 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL  61820
O:  217/352-5700
C:  217-649-6775
E:  bamerttony@aol.com
 July 2014 cha June 2017
CHAIR
Catherine H. Barbercheck
1508 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821-3159
O: 217/352-3634
H: 217/377-2967
E: cbarbercheck@barberchecklaw.com
May 2010 June 2018
Joe Petry
67 Greencroft Dr.    Champaign, IL  61820
  O:  217/840-5538
E:  joepetry01@gmail.com
 June 2016  June 2019
Gary Olsen
3121 Village Office Place Village of the Crossing
Champaign, IL 61822
O: 217/359-3453
H: 217/359-6440
E: olsenarchitects@gmail.com
May 1997 June 2018
Stephen Dunn
3202 Cherry Hills Dr. Champaign, IL 61822
D: 217/352-7418 November 2015 June 2018
 Alternate:
Barbara Ford
305 W. University #2
61820
 O:  217-840-5538
E:  joepetry01@gmail.com
 June 2016  June 2019