Historic Districts Review Board



If you need to submit an application for the August 25th HDRB Hearing, 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, July 29th 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 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

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, 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:


2020 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







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 no later than 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.



In response to the State’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency, the Mayor’s Proclamation of Emergency, and the ban on public gatherings of more than five (5) people, these meetings will be conducted virtually using Zoom.

Viewing on YouTube: Members of the public may stream the meeting live on the City of Santa Fe’s YouTube channel at


The YouTube live stream can be accessed at this address from most computers, mobile devices, and smartphones. A video recording of the meeting will be posted on YouTube and available for viewing after the meeting.

Attending on Zoom: Members of the public may attend the Zoom meeting on a computer, mobile device, or phone. The video conference link and teleconference number are as follows:

For July 28th HDRB hearing only:

For August 11th HDRB Hearing only:

  • Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89603636237?pwd=V05QOFNmOFpnODA0QjU1bFJaeXhSQT09 (Password: 078441)
  • Phone numbers: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 (Webinar ID: 896 0363 6237)

This information will also be posted on the City of Santa Fe’s Calendar of Events website at least seventy-two (72) hours before the meeting:  https://www.santafenm.gov/events.

Public Comment:

By Zoom: A person attending the Zoom meeting using a computer, mobile device, or smart phone may provide public comment during the meeting. Attendees should use the “Raise Hand” function to be recognized by the chair to speak at the appropriate time.

By phone: A person attending the Zoom meeting by phone may provide public comment during the meeting by pressing *9 to raise their hand during the case for which they wish to make comments.

In writing: A person may submit written public comments in advance of the meeting by email ([bot protected email address]) or U.S. Postal Service (City of Santa Fe, ATTN: Lani McCulley, PO Box 909, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0909). Please include your full name and address, and identify the specific agenda item you are commenting on. To be included in the official record and considered at the hearing, written public comment must be received no later than the Friday prior to the hearing.



HDRB Hearing for July 28, 2020

Agenda July 28, 2020 amended

Minutes July 14, 2020

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

2020-002251-HDRB 512 Abeyta Street

2020-002255-HDRB 141 Camino Escondido

2020-002306-HDRB 1301 C Canyon Road

2020-002326-HDRB 640 Garcia Street


HDRB Hearing for July 14, 2020

Agenda July 14, 2020 Amended

Minutes June 23, 2020

Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law

2020-001823-HDRB 339 and 341 Plaza Balentine

2020-002171-HDRB 1169 East Alameda Street

2020-002261-HDRB 633 Gomez Street

2020-002241-HDRB 455 Amado Street

2020-002251-HDRB 512 Abeyta Street

2020-002253-HDRB 558 Garcia Street

2020-002194-HDRB 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca


HDRB Hearing for June 23, 2020

Agenda June 23, 2020 amended

Minutes June 9, 2020

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

2020-002174-HDRB 104 Lorenzo Road

2020-001784-HDRB 339 & 341 Plaza Balentine

2020-002170-HDRB 1210 Canyon Road

2020-002171-HDRB 1169 E Alameda Street

2020-001978-HDRB 8 Camino Pequeno

2020-002169-HDRB 831 El Caminito

2020-002194-HDRB 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca

2020-002188-HDRB 500 Montezuma Ave




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