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Public Input Sought for Update to Historic Preservation Ordinance

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The Greeley Historic Preservation Office seeks public input for updating the historic preservation ordinance at a public meeting on Wednesday, February 13th from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.  The current ordinance and proposed changes are available online on the City’s website at  The public can also review a copy of the proposed changes at the Greeley Historic Preservation Office, 1100 10th Street, Ste 201 or contact the office at 970-350-9222 or by email at to get a copy by email.

Currently, the Historic Preservation Chapter is Chapter 16.60 of the Code and was last updated in 2007.  The Historic Preservation Loan Chapter is Chapter 16.61 of the Code and was last updated in 2001.  Changes are proposed to improve the processes and allow the Commission and Staff to provide better customer service and preserve Greeley’s historic built environment. 

The major points of proposed changes include:

  • Giving Historic Preservation Staff authority to review and approve minor alterations,
  • Establishing the process for design review,
  • Changing designation criteria from two required areas of significance to one area of significance in line with the National Register of Historic Places,
  • Reorganizing some sections,
  • Minor administrative changes.

Members of the public wishing to provide feedback on the proposed changes can contact Betsy Kellums at 970-350-9222 or by email at or by mailing comments to the Greeley Historic Preservation Office, 1100 10th Street Ste 201, Greeley, CO 80631.  The public may also attend the public meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. at the City Council Chambers in City Center South, 1001 11th Avenue.

For more information, contact Betsy Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at or 350-9222.

Proposed Updated Historic Preservation Code
Current Code Chapter 16.60 and 16.61

Release Date:
Jan 28, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
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