Historic preservation design guidelines

Property owners must follow design guidelines when altering a historic building or district.

Alteration review process

It can take many weeks to get approval to alter a historic property.

General design guidelines

These guidelines apply to all historic properties.

Historic district design guidelines

Find the guidelines that apply to your project. Use these guidelines if you plan to alter a property in a district.

Landmark design guidelines

We have guidelines for the following landmarks.

Find a historic district or landmark

View the Minneapolis landmarks and historic districts map

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


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Monday – Friday

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