Historic Downtown Advisory Commission
Historic District Advisory Commission Members
Back Row: Erin Wesson, Marge Bennett & Deb Howell
Front Row: Larry Coolidge & Tom Coffey
About the Commission
The Historic Downtown Advisory Commission was established to review proposals involving environmental changes in the Downtown District of the City of Powell, an area which is comprised of all lands located within the Downtown Business and Downtown Residential zoning districts. Applications brought before the Historic Downtown Advisory Commission are known as Certificates of Appropriateness.
Please consult the Development Department before submitting any applications. This ensures that the department is aware of the application and that all application requirements have been met.
Applications and all supporting materials are due to the Development Department at least 15 days prior to meetings.
Once the completed application form is received, it is reviewed by Development Department staff and the resulting analysis is provided to the HDAC for their consideration before making a decision. Applications that come before the HDAC are seeking a “Certificate of Appropriateness”. The HDAC has the authority to review applications and make a decision to approve, deny, or recommend modifications. The HDAC typically basis their decisions on staff recommendations and the City of Powell Architectural Guidelines. At each stage, the applicant must do their best to address staff, HDAC, and public concerns and questions.