Historic Preservation Commission
Interested in participating in a City of Tuscaloosa Historic Preservation Commission public hearing? There are two options available to provide input for consideration:
- In advance by written comment. There's no need to attend in-person. Submit written comments by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the comment form below no later than 3:00pm on the meeting date. Written comments from individuals will be provided to the commission for consideration at the meeting and read into the record during the meeting for up to three minutes for each written comment. If there is a large group with similar comments, we strongly encourage one letter to be written with multiple signatures on the letter. If a large number of letters are submitted for a single case, staff reserves the right to summarize the sentiments of the letters as either for or against.
- During the meeting, in person. You can attend the meeting in-person to speak by coming to the Council Chambers located at 2201 University Boulevard. Parking is available in the Intermodal Facility located at the corner of 7th Street and 23rd Avenue.
Any individual wishing to provide supplemental information (PowerPoint, handouts, etc.) must submit the information to staff via email no later than 3:00pm the Monday before the meeting date.
Meeting Date: September 13th, 2023
Legal Notice and Agenda
April and Ron Woodis petition for a Certificate of Appropriateness for signage on the property located at 520 19th Avenue in the Druid City Historic District. (Council District 4)
Bobby Tesney petitions for a Certificate of Appropriateness for an addition and exterior alterations to the primary structure located at 29 University Circle in the University Circle Historic District. (Council District 4)
Madison Bentley petitions for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace an existing fence on the property located at 306 17th Avenue in the Pinehurst Historic District. (Council District 4)
Austin Marcum petitions for a Certificate of Appropriateness for alterations to the front yard landscaping and removal of a tree on the property located 1025 Myrtlewood Drive in the Myrtlewood Historic District. (Council District 4)
Craig Denney petitions for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior alterations to the primary structure and the addition of a carport on the property located at 1405 Queen City Avenue in the Druid City Historic District. (Council District 4)
Vance Ballard petitions for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a material change to all windows on the primary structure located at 1201 Queen City Avenue in the Druid City Historic District. (Council District 4)
History and Purpose
The City of Tuscaloosa Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was formed in fall 2004. It was created to ensure that Tuscaloosa’s historic resources are maintained in a manner appropriate to the city’s heritage. The HPC provides primary guidance in the planning and design of projects that are sympathetic to the special character of the historic districts.
Click here to view portions of chapter 20 of the City Code pertaining to the Historic Preservation Commission and our historic districts in general.
|Cathy Pagani, Chair||Jordan Morris, Vice-Chair||Joseph Cox|
|Sara (Salli) Davis||William Edwards||Matt McCool|
|David Nelson||Francine Wasden||Mary Harmon Young|
Historic properties may be occupied by no more than two (2) unrelated persons, unless the property has been certified as a legal non-conforming use to allow its occupation by no more than three (3) unrelated persons. If you are considering buying or renting a property in a historic, please read Sec. 20-15.34 Occupancy Restrictions in Historic Districts and call 205-248-5100 to find out the occupancy restrictions on the property.
Please use the Occupancy Complaint Form to notify the City that an address may be in violation of Section 20-15.34: Occupancy Restrictions in Historic Districts. Please return the form to the Office of Urban Development, Planning Division via email, USPS mail or in person.