Historic Archaeological Preservation Board (HAPB)

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Special Notices:

--The May 15, 2020 HAPB meeting has been canceled!--

--Please note that the HAPB now meets on the third FRIDAY of each month!--

The Historical and Archaeological Preservation Board (HAPB)
typically meets at 9:15 AM on the third Friday of each month at the Growth Management Division / Planning and Regulation Building, located at 2800 North Horseshoe Drive, in Conference Room 610.  These meetings are the HAPB's opportunity to hear, discuss and act upon items consistent with their mission statement as advertised by means of a formal agenda, ultimately serving the Board of County Commissioner's in an advisory capacity; proper decorum is expected.

Please check this web page for current HAPB meeting information.  When available, a hyperlink will be posted below to provide the agenda for the next regularly scheduled meeting.  Special notices (changes to location, date, time, etc...) will also be posted here.

Next Regularly Scheduled HAPB meeting:  June 19, 2020
--Note:  The date will appear as a hyperlink to the Meeting' Agenda upon it's release.--
Most recent, approved, meeting minutes:
  HAPB 11-15-19 Minutes.

Please visit the HAPB Archive for past meeting agendas and minutes.

Collier County Historic Sites
The Board of County Commissioners has designated the following sites and structures as locally significant:

CLICK HERE to view "A Guide to Historic sites in Collier County" - April 2014

Mission Statement
It is the intent of the Preservation Board to increase public awareness of the importance and significance of Collier County's historical and archaeological heritage by protecting, preserving and perpetuating Collier county's historic and archaeological artifacts, sites, districts, structures, buildings, and properties.

Historic Designation Process
The designation of specific sites, structures, buildings, districts and properties may be initiated by the Preservation Board or by a property owner. Upon consideration of the Preservation Board's findings and recommendations, and upon the consideration of the criteria and guidelines contained in the Land Development Code, the Board of County Commissioners may either approve, by resolution, or deny a petition for historic designation.

Preservation Board Membership

The Preservation Board consists of seven members that have been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Appointments by the Board of County Commissioners are on the basis of a potential member's involvement in community issues, integrity, experience, and interest in the field of historical and archaeological preservation. Each member of the Preservation Board must also be a resident of Collier County, Florida.

Each member of the Preservation Board represents one of the following categories:

  1. History 
  2. Archaeology 
  3. Real Estate, Land Development, or Finance 
  4. Architecture, Engineering, Building Construction, and/or Landscape Architecture 
  5. Law or Urban Planning.

Historical and Archaeological Survey and Assessment
Section 2.03.07.E of the Land Development Code (LDC) requires that applications for specific development order as described in Subsections 2.03.07.E.1.a.l. of the LDC shall comply with the requirement to have an historical/archaeological survey and assessment submitted with the application if the subject property is located within an area of historical/archaeological probability. The survey and assessment shall be prepared by a certified archaeologist and consistent with accepted professional procedures and practices outlined listed in Subsections 2.03.07.E.2.l-m. of the LDC. A waiver from the requirement from submitting a survey and assessment may be requested pursuant to Section 2.03.07.E.2.j. of the LDC.

For a determination if a property is located within an area of historical/archaeological probability, you may visit the Front Planner Desk at the Community Development & Environmental Services Building or you may fax or e-mail a copy of the legal description, location map, or other information locating the site to:

Raymond Bellows, Planning Manager
Land Development Services / Zoning Service 
Growth Management Division - Planning and Regulation
Phone: 239-252-2463
E-mail: Ray.Bellows@colliercountyfl.gov

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