Historic Preservation Commission

The Town of Normal Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1990 and consists of 7 members appointed by the Mayor and Council.  The Commission's duties and powers are set forth in Section 15.16 of the Town of Normal Municipal Code and summarized below.

  • To identify historically and architecturally significant properties, structures and areas in the Town of Normal
  • To recommend designation of properties or structures having special historic, community, or architectural value as "landmarks" or "historic districts"
  • To advise and assist owners of landmarks or historic district properties on preservation, renovation, and rehabilitation
  • To review Certificate of Appropriateness applications for construction, alteration, removal or demolition projects of proposed or designated landmarks or historic district properties 
  • To administer the Robert G. Bone Grant Program, which offers financial assistance in the restoration and preservation of eligible, exterior features of locally designated historic properties 
    • Note: The Robert G. Bone Grant Program is not funded or in operation this fiscal year (April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022)
There are currently 2 openings on the commission. If you are interested in serving on this commission, please fill out an Interest Form.  Your information will be kept on file and considered as vacancies arise.

Questions pertaining to the Historic Preservation Commission should be directed to Associate Planner Caitlin Kelly at ckelly@normal.org or (309) 454-9642.

Meetings

  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • Uptown Station, 3rd Floor                                Illinois Terminal Conference Room              11 Uptown Circle                                        Normal, IL 61761
  • Applications due at the end of each month for the following month's agenda
  • Always open to the public
  • Free parking in the attached parking deck

Members and Term Expiration Dates

Anne Matter, Chairperson
3/31/2023
Nancy Armstrong
3/31/2021
Todd Bugg
3/31/2023
Kathy Burgess
3/31/2023
Chris Niebur
3/31/2022
Vacant Position  
Vacant Position  

Agendas

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Minutes

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Reports

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Accessibility

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