The role of the Historic Preservation Board is significant, including maintenance of historic district boundaries, recommending to the city commission properties for designation as historic sites and historic districts, monitor the administration and upkeep of the local register of historic sites and historic districts, serve as an instrument to approve or deny certificates of appropriateness for alterations, and the rehabilitation and demolition of historic sites.
The board also has the authority to recommend zoning and building code amendments and grant variances from the zoning code when appropriate as a means of encouraging historic preservation. Their efforts embrace the historic legacy of Fort Pierce, while striving to increase public awareness of the value of historic preservation, to build a stronger community, ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our citizens are protected.
This quasi-judicial board is a 7 member board appointed by the City Commission, 2 of which are alternate members. Members are professionals who are generally from one of the following disciplines:
Each member of the board shall be a resident of the city or operate a business in the city during the term of appointment and shall be appointed to a term of 3 years. Please contact the Planning Department for more information by calling 772-467-3739.