Historic Preservation Commission

  1. Meeting Information

The Historic Preservation Commission meets twice a month on the First and Third Monday of every month, unless otherwise posted.

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Meeting Location:  

12:00 PM

City Hall 

203 Main Avenue E

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Planning & Zoning Department: (208) 735-7267

  1. Members

Samra Culum -Chairperson

Allen Easterling

Douglas Baughman

Jennifer Shaffer

Jonas Reagan

Monica McCue

Shane Cook -Vice-Chairperson

Craig Hawkins, City Council Liaison

  1. Commission Responsibilities

The purpose of this committee is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public of the city through the identification, evaluation, designation, and protection of those buildings, sites, areas, structures and objects, which reflect significant elements of the city's, state's, and nation's historic, architectural, archaeological and cultural heritage. As part of their process a Certificate of Appropriateness approval may be required.

For more information on the Historic Preservation Committee, please view the city code Title 2, Chapter 7.

  1. Applications

A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be required whether or not a building permit is required. A decision of the Historic Preservation Commission regarding an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness may be appealed by the applicant to the city council.

Certificate of Appropriateness Application (PDF)

  1. Design Guidelines

Warehouse Historic District (PDF)

Downtown/City Park Historic District (PDF)

Design Guidelines: No exterior portion of any building or other structure (including walls, fences, light fixtures, steps and pavement, or other appurtenant features) nor aboveground utility structures nor any type of outdoor advertising sign shall be erected, altered, restored, moved or demolished within this district until after an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness as to exterior features has been submitted to and approved by the Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission shall review the “Historic Downtown, City Park and Warehouse District Design Guidelines" as they exist or as amended for compliance before issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness. Such a certificate is to be issued by the Historic Preservation Commission prior to the issuance of a building permit or other permit granted for purposes of construction or altering structures.

Below are copies of the guidelines along with maps to identify each district.

  1. Historic Preservation Master Plan

Historic Master Plan: The Twin Falls Historic Master Plan builds on the City's current planning documents to establish a distinct set of policies to further guide the community's preservation efforts.

Historic Master Plan (PDF)

  1. Historic District Maps
  1. Preservation Resources