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Historic Preservation Commission

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Purpose

The purpose of Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the community and to promote the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of improvements of special character or historical interest or value in the interest of the health, prosperity, safety and general welfare of the people of the Village of Oswego.Oswego Historic Preservation Commission

Roles & Responsibilities of the HPC:

  1. To provide a mechanism to identify and preserve the distinctive historic, architectural, and/or landscaping characteristics of the Village of Oswego which represent elements of the Village’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history;
  2. To promote civic pride in the beauty and significant accomplishments of the past as represented in the Village’s landmark and historic districts;
  3. To provide a positive force to help stabilize and improve the property value of the Village’s landmarks and historic districts;
  4. To protect and enhance the attractiveness of the Village to its residents and visitors, and thereby supporting and promoting commerce and providing economic benefit to the Village;
  5. To foster and encourage preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation.
  6. For additional information, see Ordinance 04-09 creating the Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Special Projects & Initiatives:


Members & Terms

The Oswego Historic Preservation Commission consists of seven (7) voting members, six (6) of whom reside within the corporate limits of the Village of Oswego, and one (1) of whom may be either a Village resident or resides within the territory contiguous to the Village of Oswego, not more than 1.5 miles beyond the corporate limits; and two (2) ex officio, non-voting members, which include one (1) representative each of the Oswegoland Park District and the Oswego Economic Development Corporation. Members are appointed by the Village President with advice and consent of the Village Board of Trustees.

If you are interested in filling a position on the Historic Preservation Commission, please complete the Commission Application and submit via email or mail to:

Village Clerk’s Office

Village of Oswego
100 Parkers Mill
Oswego, Illinois 60543

For questions, please contact the Community Development Department at 630-554-3622.

Current HPC members include:

  • Kelly Schomer – Chairperson
  • John Brenneman
  • Doug Pfieffer

Meetings

Regular meetings of the HPC occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of Village Hall at 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, IL 60543.

2020 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 22, 2020
  • February 26, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 22, 2020
  • May 27, 2020
  • June 24, 2020
  • July 22, 2020
  • August 26, 2020
  • September 23, 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • November 18, 2020

December 16, 2020

Agendas

All HPC agendas are available for review here.

Note: Click on the drop-down list at the top of the page where it says, “View All” and select “Historic Preservation Commission” to narrow the results.

 


 

Strategic Plan

The Historic Preservation Commission’s 5-year Strategic Plan can be reviewed here.

 


 

Resources & References

Historic Oswego

Financial Resources & Programs

  • Check the Illinois Historic Preservation Office Financial Incentives page for the latest on historic preservation tax incentives, loan and grant programs, etc.

Restoration Guidelines

Design Guidelines examples

Economics of Historic Preservation

Other Resources

News Articles

Quick Links




Village Contact

For additional information regarding Historic Preservation in Oswego, please contact:

Natalie Zine

Community Development

Village of Oswego

Phone: 630-551-2332

  • January 22, 2020
  • February 26, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 22, 2020
  • May 27, 2020
  • June 24, 2020
  • July 22, 2020
  • August 26, 2020
  • September 23, 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • November 18, 2020
  • December 16, 2020

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