Historic Preservation is an approach to conserving structures, sites, and objects which represent a physical connection with people and events from our past. Historic preservation utilizes various land use planning strategies, governmental programs, and financial incentives to protect historic resources. The preservation of historic structures and sites helps to create an unique environment and sense of place in our City. This cultural richness strengthens the local economy by promoting tourism and encouraging investment. Here you will find a variety of information about the City of Decatur’s historic preservation program.
Historical and Architectural Sites Commission (HASC)
HASC was created by the Decatur City Council as a means of encouraging the preservation, conservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historically and architecturally significant structures and areas of the city (See Chapters 30opens PDF file and Chapter 31opens PDF file of the City Code).
The Commission meets on the Third Wednesday of every month at 4:00p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The Council Chambers can be found on the Third Floor of the Decatur Civic Center, located at One Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, Illinois 62523.
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Planning & Development Division