Preservation Board

Virtual Meeting Notice 

The next regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting will be held via Videoconferencing. Anyone who wishes to attend may go to and enter 

Meeting number: 173 804 3655

Password: HistReview

or Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 173 804 3655  

Public comments regarding an application to the Preservation Board may be submitted in writing (via email at or by hard copy document mailed to the Preservation Board, 920 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202) or at the public meeting by attending online or calling into the videoconference by telephone. Written public comments are required to be submitted and received at least 24 hours prior to the meeting start time. Written comments are strongly encouraged.

For any questions or comments, please contact Preservation Board staff Chris Hawley at or (716) 851-9675.


2021 Preservation Board Meeting Schedule and Submittal Deadlines

2020 Preservation Board Schedule and Submittal Deadlines

Agendas & Minutes

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Gwen Howard, Chair
  • Ruth Bryant
  • Don Gilbert
  • Terrence Gilbride
  • Sam Gurney
  • Anthony James
  • John Laping
  • Eric Lander
  • Joel Moore
  • Catherine Schweitzer

About the Board

The Preservation Board reviews all exterior changes to landmark properties and properties located within City of Buffalo Preservation Districts as per Chapter 337 of City of Buffalo Code.  The Preservation Board uses the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings as its guidelines, which can be found at the National Park Service website.

If the proposed work is a small repair or an in-kind replacement, a staff-level review may be possible. If not, the project will be reviewed at a Preservation Board meeting.