Historic Downtown Advisory Commission

About the Commission

The Historic Downtown Advisory Commission (HDAC) 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 HDAC are known as Certificates of Appropriateness.

Historic District Advisory Commission Members:
Tom Coffey – Chair
Larry Coolidge – Vice Chair
Andrew Lorenz
Shaun Simpson
James Strunck
Steve Reynolds, SHYFT Collective – Architectural Advisor

Historic Downtown Advisory Commission Rules & Procedures
2024 Public Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

Application Procedures

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. The commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM at City Hall.

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 Downtown Architectural Guidelines.

Application Form

Planning Application Form

Submission Checklist

Certificate of Appropriateness


Public Hearing Notice – Instructions
Public Hearing Notice – Sign
Development Toolkit

Downtown Architectural Guidelines (2018)

Guidelines for new construction and renovation of buildings in Powell’s downtown. The guidelines were adopted in 1995 and updated in 2018.



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