Historic Districts Review Board



If you need to submit an application for the February 9th, please do the following:

1) Please submit all materials electronically in PDF format to Lani McCulley at [bot protected email address] BY THE SCHEDULED DEADLINE (Wednesday, January 13 at 11am).

2) You will then be asked to come in to drop off hard copy materials and pick up notification posters) by appointment only.

3) Payments will be accepted by phone or mail only. More details will be provided upon application.


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 on Zoom. 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

Flynn Larson  

Jennifer Biedscheid             

Cervantes “Buddy” Roybal

John Bienvenu  





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, Submit written public comments in 24 hours in advance of the meeting via the virtual comment “button” at https://santafe.primegov.com/public/portal.



 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:


2021 Historic Districts Review Board Hearing Schedule 

Historic Districts Review Board Fees


Design Standard Exceptions 3 Criteria

Height Pitch or Massing Exceptions 6 Criteria 


Historical/Architectural Research Consultant List 


Historic Districts Review Board application checklist

Preliminary Zoning Review Worksheet


Administrative Approval Application Packet








 Starting January 1, 2021 Packets will only be available at:   https://santafe.primegov.com/public/portal.

Links to the hearing are available on the Agenda located on the above site.

HDRB Hearing for December 8, 2020

Due to a publication error, we are postponing this hearing. The link for Zoom was incorrect so applicants and the general public were not able to access the hearing. We apologize for the issue and will be in touch soon with a new date and location for the hearing. We will have to meet the required posting dates so we will take this into consideration when finding a new date.

Agenda December 8, 2020 amended

Minutes November 24, 2020

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

2020-002852-HDRB 119 Kearny Road

2020-002864-HDRB 1668 Cerro Gordo Road

2020-002853-HDRB 675 Alto Street

2020-002854-HDRB 855 A Camino Ranchitos

2020-002809-HDRB 601 San Antonio Street


HDRB Hearing for November 24, 2020

Agenda November 24, 2020 Amended

Minutes October 27, 2020

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

 2020-002810-HDRB 586 Camino del Monte Sol

2020-002818-HDRB 324 McKenzie Street

2020-002813-HDRB 247 Anita Place

2020-002819-HDRB 425 Hillside Avenue

2020-002820-HDRB 1369 Cerro Gordo Road

2020-002483-HDRB 524 Calle Corvo

2020-002758-HDRB 312 Catron Street



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