Historic District Commission
- 3:00 pm
- First Thursday of each month
- Council Chambers
70 Maple St.
Manistee, MI 49660
- Dick Albee
- Aaron Bennett
- John Perschbacher
- Mary Russell
- Lee Trucks
- Mark Wittlieff
Historic District Commission Agendas & MinutesAgendas are available the Friday before the scheduled meeting.
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Minutes are available following approval.
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The Historic District Commission is charged with overseeing the city’s historic district. The establishment of the Historic District allows property owners with contributing properties the opportunity to apply for tax credits.
All properties within the Manistee Commercial Historic District must receive approval from the Historic District Commission for additions, any alterations to the exterior of their building, change in paint color and signage. Applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness must be submitted no less than 10 days prior to a regularly scheduled Historic District Commission meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Requests for the Historic District Commission are processed in the Planning and Zoning Department at City Hall.
The Historic District was established under Chapter 1280 of the Codified Ordinances and the Historic District Commission was established under Chapter 257 of the Codified Ordinances.
Historic District Commission By Laws
Historical Building Plaques
The Historic District Commission is developing Building Plaques for each building in the Manistee Commercial Historic District. As new pages are developed links will be added to the document. Please check back for updates!
Applications and Useful Documents
- Final Report of the Historic District Study Committee 2/28/07
- Informational Handout
- Manistee Commercial Historic District Map
- Manistee Commercial Historic District Survey Report 2/28/07
- Manistee Commercial Historic District Survey Addendum 8/24/18
- Manistee Downtown Preservation and Development Plan 1981
- Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
National Park Services - Preservation Briefs
The National Park Services Preservation Briefs provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and restoring historic buildings. These publications help historic building owners recognize and resolve common problems prior to work and recommend methods and approaches for rehabilitating historic buildings that are consistent with their historic character.
State of Michigan Historic Preservation Office (Historic Tax Credits)
If you have a contributing property in the historic district and want to apply for tax credits for a Rehabilitation Project you must first contact the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Office at (517) 337-1630 The Local Historic District Commission does NOT grant or approve tax credits.