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he Cape Girardeau Historic Preservation Commission adopted their annual Endangered Building List again this month for the sole purpose of promoting public awareness of buildings and structures that, in the opinion of the Commission, have historic value and are believed to be at risk of being lost due to significant deterioration and/or imminent demolition. The listing of a building or structure does not constitute an act of enforcement of any law or regulation, nor does it constitute a legal action against any person or entity. Many listings were submitted by the public. ABOUT Historic Preservation Commission The Historic Preservation Commission encourages and engages in activities pertaining to the preservation of the City’s historic resources. The Commission is responsible for establishing and maintaining an inventory of surveys on historic properties as required by City ordinance and State law. The Commission also makes recommendations on nominations for Local Historic District and Local Historic Landmark designations. The Commission reviews Certificate of Appropriateness requests for compliance with the City’s design criteria. The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to historic properties, such as National Register applications, planning and zoning applications, public projects, grants, and code amendments. In addition to the above duties, the Historic Preservation Commission engages in a number of programs that educate the community about the value of historic properties and historic preservation (see Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers and are typically preceded by a work session. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council. Learn More


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