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Historic Preservation Commission

 

Purpose

The purpose of Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the community and to promote the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of improvements of special character or historical interest or value in the interest of the health, prosperity, safety and general welfare of the people of the Village of Oswego.

 

Roles & Responsibilities of the HPC:

  1. To provide a mechanism to identify and preserve the distinctive historic, architectural, and/or landscaping characteristics of the Village of Oswego which represent elements of the Village’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history;
  2. To promote civic pride in the beauty and significant accomplishments of the past as represented in the Village’s landmark and historic districts;
  3. To provide a positive force to help stabilize and improve the property value of the Village’s landmarks and historic districts;
  4. To protect and enhance the attractiveness of the Village to its residents and visitors, and thereby supporting and promoting commerce and providing economic benefit to the Village;
  5. To foster and encourage preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation.

 

For additional information, see Ordinance 04-09 creating the Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Special Projects & Initiatives:

  1. Stone House Walking Tour
  2. Historic Downtown Tour
  3. Property of the Season Program
  4. Historic Preservation Month

 


 

Members & Terms

The Oswego Historic Preservation Commission consists of seven (7) voting members and two (2) ex officio, non-voting members, which include one (1) representative each of the Oswegoland Park District and the Oswego Economic Development Corporation. Members are appointed by the Village President with advice and consent of the Village Board of Trustees.

 

Current HPC members include:

  • Doug Pfieffer
  • John Brenneman
  • Kelly Schomer – Chairperson

 

If you are interested in filling a position on the Historic Preservation Commission, please contact the Community Development Department.

 


 

Meetings

Regular meetings of the HPC occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Community Room of Village Hall at 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, IL 60543.

2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 23, 2019
  • February 27, 2019
  • March 27, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • May 22, 2019
  • June 26, 2019
  • July 24, 2019
  • August 28, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • October 23, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 18, 2019

Agendas

All HPC agendas are available for review here.

Note: Click on the drop-down list at the top of the page where it says, “View All” and select “Historic Preservation Commission” to narrow the results.


 

Strategic Plan

The Historic Preservation Commission’s 5-year Strategic Plan can be reviewed here.


 

Resources & References

Historic Oswego

Financial Resources & Programs

  • Check the Illinois Historic Preservation Office Financial Incentives page for the latest on historic preservation tax incentives, loan and grant programs, etc.

Restoration Guidelines

Design Guidelines examples

Economics of Historic Preservation

Other Resources

News Articles

 

Quick Links

 


 

Village Contact

For additional information regarding Historic Preservation in Oswego, please contact:

Natalie Zine

Community Development

Village of Oswego

630-551-2332

nzine@oswegoil.org