Preservation Board

Please note Preservation Board meetings have been cancelled until further notice. 

If you have any questions or need to speak to staff please call 851- 9675 or email Chris Hawley at  


2020 Preservation Board Schedule and Submittal Deadlines

2019 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.