The Batavia Historic Preservation Commission was created to help protect the historic areas and structures in the City. They have been given the responsibility to survey and record all of the historic properties in the City. They are also responsible for reviewing all of the evidence for any proposed landmark or historic district. They review the applications and pass their recommendations on to the City Council.
The Commission has an educational aspect as well. They are available to help historic property owners with rehabilitation questions. They are also authorized to create any plaques, signs, maps, or publications they deem helpful for informing the public. In addition, they may develop guidelines for any additions, alterations, or demolition of designated landmarks or buildings in historic districts. The City has one Historic District, in the Downtown Area (The Downtown Historic District (PDF)) and one local Landmark Structure, for which they review permit applications for improvements or changes to these properties. Members
Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council, and they serve for 3-year terms.
Phil Bus, Chair
Robin Barraza, Vice Chair
The 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
City Hall 100 N Island Avenue City Council Chambers Batavia, IL 60510