Historic District Commission (HDC)

The Historic District Commission (HDC) purpose is to safeguard the historical heritage of the City of Mason in designated areas. A historic district was created that encompasses the downtown section of the city (see map below for details). The charge given the HDC is consistent with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and later amendments to foster civic beauty and pride, promote the use of historic districts for the education, pleasure, and welfare of Mason's citizenry, and to improve and stabilize property values in historic districts. The Mason Historic District Commission is charged with reviewing plans for construction, alteration, moving, exterior changes, signage, or the demolition of all buildings in the historic district. Applications (Building Permit) for Historic District Commission (HDC) approval/Certificate of Appropriateness are due to City Hall one week in advance of a regularly scheduled meeting.  

Authority: Established through a city ordinance, recorded as  Chapter 31 of the City Code of Ordinances

Staff Contact / Secretary: 
Elizabeth Hude, Community Development Director
517.676.9155
elizabethh@mason.mi.us 

Current Membership:

Doug Klein, Chairperson
Mark Cummings, Vice-Chairperson
Cait Carpenter
Rebecca Clinton
Kellie Gillis
Kerry Neville-Palmateer
Scott Preadmore, Ex-Officio, Councilmember

Meeting Time:  Typically meets the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall 
Application to Serve: Found here.  

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HDC Project Application, Map and Information2 documents

  • Historic District Map.pdf
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  • Building Permit Application
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    Utilize this document for work being completed in the Historic District

Historic Resources2 documents

  • Mason Main Street Facade Study (1984).pdf
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  • U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
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