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Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board has the mission of recognizing and protecting Wichita's historic heritage. In 1975, Wichita's City Council created the HPB to safeguard the architectural and cultural heritage of Wichita's five historic districts and nearly 80 historic structures.

The HPB is composed of seven volunteer members appointed by the Wichita City Council. The HPB is responsible for recommending properties to the Wichita City Council for designation as historic landmarks and districts, reviewing proposed alterations to locally designated historical properties, and reviewing proposed changes to the "environs" of state and nationally registered properties.

How We Operate

The Historic Preservation Board has adopted bylaws that are written policies that guide the board's processes and actions.

41-921 Historic Pres Board Signed Ordinance 199242-146 Historic Pres Board Signed Ordinance 199348-301 Historic Pres Board Signed Ordinance 2009


Board Members

View the board member roster or apply to become a member

Ex-Officio Members

​Name
​Business
​Address
​Phone
​Email
Christina Rieth, Secretary
​Associate Planner, MAPD
​271 W 3rd Street, Suite 201 (67202)
​(316) 268-4421
​Email Christina
​Michelle Enke
​Wichita Public Library
​223 S Main (67202)
​(316) 261-8509
Email Michelle
​City Archaeologist
​WSU Dept. of Anthropology
​(67250-0052)
​(316) 978-7076
​Email City Archaeologist
​Eric Cale
​Wichita-Sedgwick County
Historical Museum
​204 S Main (67202)
​(316) 265-9314
Email Eric
​Kristen Johnston
(Tax Credit Coordiniator)
Kansas State Historical Society
Cultural Resources Division
​6425 SW 6th Street (66615-1099)
​(785) 272-8681
ext. 213

​Katrina Ringler
Preservation Office Manager
​Kansas State Historical Society
Cultural Resources Division
​6425 SW 6th Street (66615-1099)
​(785) 272-8681
ext. 215
Patrick Zollner
Deputy SHPO
​Kansas State Historical Society
Cultural Resources Division
​6425 SW 6th Street (66615-1099)
​(785) 272-8681
ext. 217

Wichita Historic Preservation Board – Old Town Signage Subcommittee

On November 14, 2022, the Wichita Historic Preservation Board created an ah-hoc subcommittee for the purpose of reviewing the Architectural Design Guidelines for the Old Town District and Wichita-Sedgwick County Unified Zoning Code; and providing a recommendation for how to better align the language related to sign illumination and sign size. ​​​​

Meeting Calendar

Regular meetings of the Historic Preservation Board are generally scheduled for the second Monday of each month, beginning at 2:00pm in the Planning Department Conference Room on the 2nd floor of The Ronald Reagan Building, 271 W 3rd Street, Wichita, Kansas. Meetings of the HPB are public hearings. During the Covid-19 pandemic special arrangements will be made to allow for public comment.

2023 Historic Preservation Board Calendar

Submit Public Comments Ahead of Time

You can submit comments regarding items on the Planning Commission agenda to the Planning Department. Comments must be received by the Planning Department no later than 5 p.m. three (3) days prior to the meeting. Comments submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The comment should indicate which item they pertain to and be less than three (3) minutes in duration.
 
The comments can be submitted in the following formats: email, letter, printed or digital photos (jpeg, etc.)​, ​​video, and audio message (mp3, etc.). The comments should be submitted to Planning Department staff using the contact information below. Please be sure to provide ample time for delivery. The comments received ahead of the submission deadline will be shared with the MAPC, prior to or during the meeting.​
Meeting ID: 408 986 6967
Passcode: 094136
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