Historic Districts Review Board

 The City of Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board (HDRB) hears applications for construction, demolition and historic status review of structures within the City’s historic districts and for structures designated as landmarks outside of the City’s historic districts.

 HDRB meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave. HDRB meetings are public hearings at which the public is invited and encouraged to speak. HDRB members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Santa Fe City Council.


 Committee Members        

Cecilia Rios (Chair

Frank Katz, Esq. (Vice-Chair)

Anthony Guida

Herbert Lotz

Flynn Larson  

Jennifer Biedscheid             

Cervantes “Buddy” Roybal  





Historic Districts Review Board meetings regarding land use development applications are quasi-judicial public hearings. It is prohibited by law to discuss or communicate in writing or by e-mail with HDRB members regarding pending land use development applications prior to an HDRB hearing. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend HDRB hearings to speak about their thoughts or concerns about a specific development application. The public can also submit written comments for consideration by the HDRB. Written comments must be submitted to Historic Preservation Division staff, not to HDRB members directly. Send written comments to: City of Santa Fe Historic Preservation Division, P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909 or by e-mail to [bot protected email address].  



 The Process:

Once you have submitted your application packet, your case will be put on the next available agenda (please see schedule of deadlines below). You will then attend your scheduled hearing where you will discuss your case with the HDRB. At the next hearing (usually two weeks later), the Findings of Fact for your case will be voted on (approved or disapproved). Once Findings of Fact are approved, the appeal period for your case begins. The appeal period is fifteen (15) calendar days. You may file for your permit during this time. However, your permit will not be released until after the appeal period and only if there are no appeals on the case. If there is an appeal filed on a case, the permit will not be released until after the appeal has been completed and the permit will be dependent on the outcome of the appeal. This full process from submittal to end of the appeal period, with no appeals filed, takes approximately sixty (60) days.


Information Links:


2019 Historic Districts Review Board Hearing Schedule

Historic Districts Review Board Fees


Wall and Fence Guidelines


Design Standard Exceptions 3 Criteria

Height Pitch or Massing Exceptions 6 Criteria 


 Historic Window Assessment and Restoration Contractors

Architectural/Historical Consultant List


Application Packet for Historic Districts Review Board

Preliminary Zoning Review Worksheet










Historic Districts Review Board Hearing packets provide information about design cases that are scheduled before the Board. Located here are the agendas, minutes and case information for current hearings. Information on a case will be available the Friday prior to the scheduled hearing date and will be removed when the appeal period for that case has ended. For specific questions about any case please call the Historic Preservation Division at 955-6605.

Older agendas and minutes are available at the City Clerk's website.

**You must have a representative present or your case will not be heard. All hearings start at 5:30pm if you are tardy your case may not be heard.**

* The minutes and Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law in these packets are not finalized. For finalized, signed copies regarding a case please see the City Clerk's page.



HDRB Hearing for February 12, 2019

Agenda February 12, 2019

Minutes January 22, 2019

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

H-17-107B 233 West Manhattan Avenue

H-18-124B 636 Garcia Street

H-19-008 209 Delgado Street

H-19-009 354 Hillside Avenue

H-19-010 646 East Barcelona Road


HDRB Hearing for January 22, 2019

Agenda January 22, 2019 

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

H-18-124B 636 Garcia Street

H-19-006 841 East Alameda Street

H-19-007 438 Apodaca Hill


HDRB Hearing for January 8, 2019

Agenda January 8, 2019

Minutes December 11, 2018

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

H-18-126A 247 Rodriguez Street

H-19-002 675 Alto Street

H-19-003A 1330 F Cerro Gordo Road

H-19-003B 1330 F Cerro Gordo Road

H-19-005 211 Delgado Street

H-19-001 212 Barela Street

H-19-004 401 Apodaca Hill

H-18-102 124 Quintana Street Part 1

H-18-102 124 Quintana Street Part 2





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