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Members and Meetings

Board Members

The seven members of the HPC are citizens, architects, and historians appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council:

  • Chair: Sally Peltz

  • Vice Chair: Ald. Robert Bauman

  • Members:

    • Marion Clendenen-Acosta

    • Matthew Jarosz

    • Patricia Keating Kahn

    • Ann Pieper-Eisenbrown

Administrative and professional support to the Historic Preservation Commission is provided by the City Clerk's Office.

Upcoming Meetings

The HPC meets monthly on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. in City Hall, Room 301B, 200 E. Wells St., unless otherwise indicated. Submission deadline time is 11:59pm on the day indicated.

Emailed submissions are sufficient for meeting the deadline. Printed architectural size plans and prints can be submitted by the end of deadline week.


Meeting Date Submission Deadline
Monday, December 9, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Monday, January 6  Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Monday, February 10 Thursday, January 9
Monday, March 2 Tuesday, February 4
Monday, April 6 Tuesday, March 10
Monday, May 4 Thursday, April 2
Monday, June 1 Tuesday, May 5
Monday, July 6 Tuesday, June 9
Monday, August 3 Tuesday, July 7
Monday, September 1 Thursday, August 6
Monday, October 12 Tuesday, September 15
Monday, November 2 Wednesday, October 7
Monday, December 14 Tuesday, November 17


Agenda Submissions

Deadline for items to be entered on the agenda is 11:59pm on the agenda submission deadline date. Items received after the agenda deadline will be scheduled for the following meeting in accordance with the Bylaws and Procedures of the Historic Preservation Commission. All meetings, unless otherwise specified above, will be held at 3:00 P.M. in Room 301-B, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting to answer any questions that may arise.

Small projects can often be approved by staff in a few days without waiting for the monthly Commission meeting. These are reviewed on a rolling basis in the order received.

Disabled Persons Information

Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids. The Historic Preservation offices, meeting rooms and City Hall complex, 200 E. Wells St., are wheelchair accessible. Accommodation requests should be made through the city's ADA coordinator.

Parking Information

Reduced parking rates are available at the Milwaukee Center-self parking structure (lower level parking). Entrances are located at 829 N. Water St. or 111 E. Kilbourn Ave. For parking validation, check with the City Hall Information Desk.


Persons engaged in lobbying as defined in s. 305-43-4 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances are required to register with the City Clerk's Office License Division. Registered lobbyists appearing before a Common Council committee are required to identify themselves as such. More information is available at

City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room B-1

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-5712
(414) 286-5722


Important Notice!
Historic Preservation staff are working limited hours through the end of July (see daily schedule below). One member will be available every week day; however, review times will be longer than usual for staff approvals.

Walk-in services are not available, but videoconference meetings and exterior site visits will continue by appointment.

Monday 8:00-4:45
Tuesday 8:00-2:00
Wednesday 8:00-12:00
Thursday 8:00-2:00
Friday 9:00-2:00


Cream of the Cream City
Historic Preservation Awards

Thank you to all who attended the 
Cream of the Cream City Awards ceremony held on May 30, 2019
at Best Place at the Pabst.

For photos of the event, click below:

2019-5-30 Cream of the Cream City Awards

To view past award winners, please visit: