The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is to recognize, promote, and preserve Waterloo’s historic sites and cultural heritage in partnership with its citizens, agencies, and organizations.
The Historic Preservation Commission is the oversight group regarding historic preservation for the City of Waterloo. It operates as a Certified Local Government Program and is empowered by the Historic Preservation Ordinance (Waterloo City Ordinance 5057). The Historic Preservation Ordinance was adopted in 1986 and amended on July 11, 2011 to create awareness, provide recognition, and protection of the city’s historic buildings, structures, sites, and districts.
Upcoming Meetings Agenda and Packets:
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Agenda and Packet
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Agenda and Packet
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Agenda and Packet
Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 Agenda and Packet
Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 Agenda and Packet
The Commission Consists of no fewer than 7 members, each of whom resides or is employed within the City of Waterloo with one member representing each historic district. Commissioners are appointed by the Mayor and approved through the City Council.
The city is currently home to 28 buildings that are currently on the National Register of Historic Places.
There are also currently three historic districts within the city:
- Waterloo Commercial West
- Waterloo Commercial East
Historic Neighborhood Design Guidelines
For any questions about the Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission, please call the Waterloo Community Planning and Development Department at 319-291-4366.
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