The Landmarks Preservation Commission is established by Tacoma Municipal Code 1.42. Tacoma's Landmarks and Historic Districts are regulated by Tacoma Municipal Code chapters 13.06 and 13.07.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission consists of eleven members who are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. Membership is composed of three architects, four individuals with professional expertise in preservation related fields, one representative from the Tacoma Arts Commission, and three interested citizens. Nonvoting ex-officio members may be appointed to represent property and business owners within Tacoma's historic districts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, proposed name changes for public facilities, and certain property tax incentives. Additional information about the Commission is available through the City's Historic Preservation Office.
Staffing support to the Landmarks Preservation Commission is provided by the Planning and Development Services Department.