Historic Preservation

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 and  Preservation and Historic Districts. The HPC also acts to protect a landmark’s visual characteristics by reviewing, giving advice, and reviewing exterior changes to the exterior appearance of designated properties.


The HPC consists of seven regular members and two alternates that are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Council. Members are chosen on the basis of expertise, experience, or interest in Historic Preservation. Each member serves a three year term and may be reappointed to one additional term. Alternate members shall serve for one year prior to a permanent appointment.


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Historic Preservation Commission in session

Regularly scheduled meetings are held each quarter on the first Thursday of the month at 4pm in the City Council Chambers, with meetings in February, June, September and November.  At times special meetings are scheduled or regular meetings are canceled. Please contact the Planning Department at 217/403-8800 to confirm the schedule.

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The public is welcome to speak at HPC meetings. Here, a local preservationist contributes.

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All meetings are televised on CGTV Cable Channel 5

Historic Preservation Links:

Champaign General History Page

Follow this link to our more general Champaign History page, which is less focused on historic structures and more focused on the stories of Champaign’s development.