Historic Review Board

Meetings
  • 4th Tuesday of each month
  • 7:30 AM
  • City Hall Annex
Time, date and location are subject to change, see current agenda to confirm this information.

Agenda

Agendas are posted no later than 72 hours prior to a scheduled meeting. 
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Overview
The Historic Review Board (HRB) meets monthly to review applications for alterations to buildings including signs within the historic district in downtown Elgin, view Historic District Design Guidelines for additional information. Read more about Historic Downtown Elgin

The HRB is responsible for reviewing all proposed changes within the district. Storefront restorations, sidewalk replacement and new signs are examples of projects that require review. Anything that alters the appearances of a building within the district or a part of the district, that is visible from the street or the public right of way, must be reviewed by the Historic Review Board. 

Their primary goal is to maintain the historic integrity of structures within the district thereby preserving this living piece of history. Board members are appointed by the City Council to serve a 3-year term. They participate in informal training related to historic preservation and architecture 1 to 3 times per year. The Texas Historic Commission Main Street Center is frequently utilized for expert advice. Elgin Main Street is Nationally Recognized for Performance (Washington, D.C. recognized annually since 1999).


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