Historic District Commission
The purpose of the
Historic District Commission is to safeguard the heritage of
Farmington Hills by establishing and preserving districts in the
City which reflect elements of the cultural, social, economic,
political or architectural history; stabilize and improve property
values in and adjacent to such districts; promote civic
beautification of structures and lands within the historic
districts for historic and cultural preservation; and promote the
use of historic districts and local history for the education,
pleasure, and welfare of the citizens of the City. There are 7
members appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the City
Council. They meet on the second Wednesday of each month.
70 properties and sites have been accepted, since the District was
established in 1982, with the owners committed to maintaining the
properties to the Standards outlined in the Ordinance.
Chair Steve Olson. For further information, please call the City
Planning Dept (248) 871-2540.
Click on the links below for additional information on Farmington
Hills Historic District.
Farmington Area Local History and Genealogy Resources
Farmington Hills Historic District
Properties (the ‘Blue Book’) (9.5 MB)
Historic Districts Map
Application for Historic District Commission Review
Historic District Commission Ordinance (Chapter 15, Article 15)
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Historic District Commission Structures and Locations
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Nearly 50 Preservation Briefs have been developed by the National
Park Service to provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating and
restoring historic buildings.
Click here to visit their website.
Video on Demand - Farmington Hills Oral History with Alice Benson
Click on a section of the map below to see that map in .pdf
format. The average map size is 4.7 MB.