Local designation of historic properties

We explain what local designation means and how to get it.

What it means

A property or area with local designation:

  • Is an established landmark or historic district
  • Was approved by City Council through the local designation process
  • Must have any plans for alteration reviewed and approved by the City

How to get local designation

You submit an application.

We review a property or area by: 

  • Making sure it meets at least one of seven criteria outlined in City ordinance
  • Following a rigorous nomination review process

Contact us

Andrea Burke

Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED)




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415