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


Application Packet for Administrative Approval








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 August 13, 2019

Agenda August 13, 2019

Minutes July 9, 2019

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

H-19-055 727 and 729 Canyon Road

H-19-053 151 Gonzales Road Unit 22

H-19-054B 540 Canyon Road

H-19-045B 917 Acequia Madre

H-19-056A 4 Montoya Circle

H-19-061A 215 Delgado Street

H-19-057 3 Plaza Fatima

H-19-058 500 Apodaca Hill

H-19-059 1300 Canyon Road Unit J

H-19-060 1146 Canyon Road


HDRB Hearing for July 9, 2019

Agenda July 9, 2019

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

H-19-036B 514 East Coronado Road

H-18-135B 411 East Alameda Street

H-19-048 217 East Berger Street

H-19-049A 247 and 247 1/2 Rodriguez Street

H-19-050 610 Canyon Road

H-19-051A 109 West Buena Vista

H-19-051B 109 West Buena Vista

H-19-054A 540 Canyon Road


HDRB Hearing for June 25, 2019 

Agenda June 25, 2019 

Minutes June 11, 2019

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

H-19-040 336 Don Cubero Place

H-16-012B 314 North Guadalupe Street


H-19-019 Plaza del Monte incl. Camino Santiago and Camino Matias 

Plaza del Monte Historic Resources Evaluation

Plaza del Monte Historic Resources Evaluation second amendment


Plaza del Monte Historic Cultural Property Inventories:

101 Camino Santiago

102 Camino santiago

103 Camino Santiago

105 Camino Santiago

106 Camino Santiago

109 Camino Santiago

110 and 112 Camino Santiago

111 Camino Santiago

113 Camino Santiago

114 Camino Santiago

115 Camino Santiago

117 Camino Santiago

118 Camino Santiago

119 Camino Santiago

120 Camino Santiago

121 Camino Santiago

104 Camino Matias

105 Camino Matias

107 Camino Matias

109 Camino Matias

111 Camino Matias

116 and 120 Camino Matias





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