Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Niagara Falls Historic Preservations (HPC) commission was formed under Chapter 1335 Section 1335.04 of the Historic Preservation Law of the city of Niagara Falls. The HPC is composed of seven (7) members appointed by the Mayor or City Council for a four (4) year term. HPC meetings are generally scheduled on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 745 Main Street. Meetings may be cancelled due to lack of agenda items or quorum.

See below for additional information on current members, vacancies, agendas, meeting minutes and other information related to the HPC.

Description Of Duties

Conduct an initial comprehensive survey of properties within the City and to conduct additional surveys as maybe necessary to further the purposes of this section.

Recommend designation of historic landmarks, sites and structures and districts to the City Council for its consideration.

Recommend to the City Council and Mayor that the City of Niagara falls acquire the fee simple or any lesser interest, development right, casement, covenant or other contractual right of a landmark site or historic structure by purchase, gift, grant. bequest, devise, lease or otherwise as necessary to carry out the purposes of this Chapter.

Recommend to the City Council and Mayor that the City of Niagara Falls restore, operate, lease, or sell a landmark site or historic structure. Leases or sales of such landmark sites and historic structures shall be upon such terms and conditions appropriate to ensure the maintenance of the historic quality of the landmark site or historic structure.

Make recommendations to the City Council concerning the utilization of public and/or private funds to promote preservation of landmarks, historic structures, and/or historic districts within the City.

Promogulated rules and regulations as necessary for the conduct of its business.

Increase public awareness of the value or historic. cultural and architectural preservation by developing and participating in education programs.

Approve or disapprove applications for Certificates of Appropriateness and for hardship.


Brett Doster (Chair)
Jessica Berry (Vice Chair)  Saladin Allah 
Georgia Robinson-Bradbury Jessica Collins
Noah Munoz Kristian Ruggiero
Secretary: Kevin A. Forma

Unless notified otherwise, all meetings shall be held
 City Hall
Council Chambers
745 Main St.
Niagara Falls NY 14301
Time: 6:00pm

January 4th      July 4th 
February 1st      February 1st   
March 7th   September 5th
April 4th   October 3th 
May 2nd    November 7th
June 6th    December 5

Applications and Forms Reference Material
Certificate of Appropriateness Application Historic Preservation Law
Certificate of Appropriateness Demolition  HPC Bylaws
Historic Landmark Application  NYS Tax Credit
Historic Plaque Designs Federal Tax Credit
  National Register of Historic Places
Meeting Schedule for 2024  

Agenda & Minutes


  • 05/02/2024 HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:00 PM Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/02/2024 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 03/07/2024 Meeting Agenda Document Minutes


  • 10/05/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 09/07/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 08/16/2023 Regular Meeting / Notice Agenda Document Minutes
  • 08/02/2023 Regular Meeting / Notice Agenda Document Minutes
  • 07/06/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 06/01/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes
  • 05/04/2023 Cancelled Meeting Agenda Document
  • 02/24/2023 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 02/02/2023 Regular Meeting Agenda Document Minutes


  • 12/01/2022 Cancellation Notice Agenda Document
  • 11/03/2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 10/06/2022 Regular Meeting Minutes
  • 08/04/2022 Regular Meeting Agenda Document