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Landmarks Preservation Commission


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. 

2024 Commission Roster

Duties and Responsibilities

The Commission oversees the establishment and regulation of landmarks, local historic districts, and certain property tax incentives. Additional information about the Commission is available through the City's Historic Preservation Office


Staff Support

Staffing support to the Landmarks Preservation Commission is provided by the Planning and Development Services Department.

Time and Day

5:30 PM
Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month

There will be only one meeting in November and December



Room 243
Tacoma Municipal Building
747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402


Additional Information

Reuben McKnight
Historic Preservation Officer
(253) 591-5220

Susan Johnson
Historic Preservation Coordinator

(253) 281-7445