Landmarks and Districts
There are two levels of historic designation in the City of Minneapolis: local and national. Local designation is administered by Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC), an advisory committee to the city council that is located within the Planning Department. National designation is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) through the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). Individual properties, as well as historic districts, can be both locally and nationally designated.
Local designation in Minneapolis provides some protection for the building from demolition or alterations that could destroy the parts of the building that make it historic. For more information on local historic landmarks and districts, please click on the links below.
National designation of a property or a historic district provides recognition for properties. The property may also be eligible for special funding sources. Please click on the link below for more information.