Architectural Review & Historic Preservation

The Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Division is open for business via phone, email, and online, however, as a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, effective Tuesday, March 17th we will not be accepting walk-in customers at the 4900 West Lemon Street office until further notice. You may reach us by phone at (813) 274-3100 Option 3.

The Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Division is open for business via phone, email, and online, however, as a precautionary measure to COVID-19 transmission, effective Tuesday, March 17th we will not be accepting walk-in customers at the 4900 West Lemon Street office until further notice. You may reach us by phone at (813) 274-3100 Option 3

The July and August 2020 Public Hearings for the Architectural Review Commission, Barrio Latino Commission, and Historic Preservation Commission will be held at:          

 

Tampa Convention Center                               

333 S. Franklin Street

Tampa, FL 33602

Meeting Rooms 14-17, 1st Floor

Channel Entrance only

 

Please Note:  All interested parties and citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matters pertinent to the application. Because of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, meetings will be held at the Tampa Convention Center in order to allow Commission members, applicants, city staff, and interested members of the public to observe appropriate social distancing measures which require a minimum of 6 feet between individuals. Members of the public who do not wish to appear in person, due to COVID-19 or otherwise, may submit written comments by mail to the Architectural Review & Historic Preservation Offices, 4900 W. Lemon Street, Tampa, FL 33609 or by email to Beverly.Jewesak@tampagov.net. All written comments must be received no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting in order to be distributed to the Commission members and be included in the official record of the meeting. To check the status of the public hearing regarding postponement or cancellation, please contact Beverly Jewesak at (813) 274-7706 a minimum of two (2) days prior to the public hearing date.

The Barrio Latino Commission (BLC) public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, 2020, commencing at 9:00 a.m. is canceled.   The next public hearing for the Barrio Latino Commission will be Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

In addition, the Architectural Review Commission (ARC) public hearings scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020, and Wednesday, May 6, 2020, commencing at 6:00 p.m., are also canceled.    The next public hearings for the Architectural Review Commission (ARC) will be Monday, June 15, 2020, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and Wednesday, June 24, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Architectural Review & Historic Preservation is part of the Planning & Development Department.       

Historic Preservation is responsible for maintaining the integrity of local historic districts, local historic landmarks, and preserving contributing structures by ensuring that any changes to these structures are implemented in a manner that is architecturally appropriate.  In addition, Historic Preservation provides stewardship for Tampa's historic buildings, sites, and recognition of individuals significant in the development of the community.  These efforts are accomplished through the Architectural Review Commission, the Barrio Latino Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission.  Currently, there are four Local Historic Districts and 64 Local Historic Landmarks that have been designated and protected within the City of Tampa.

Tampa has been certified by the State of Florida as a local government that has met the criteria for administrating federal and state historic preservation programs.  One of the requirements for certification is that development within historic districts be reviewed by architectural boards/commissions.  The established boards are comprised of Architectural Review Commission  (ARC), Barrio Latino Commission (BLC), and the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).

See below for quick links to agendas, schedules and district maps:

Architectural Review Commission:

Barrio Latino Commission:

Historic Preservation Commission:

Interstate Historic Preservation Trust Fund:

Go to  Historic Preservation Designations  to view Tampa's (Districts, Local Landmarks, and Multiple Property Groups)

For further information on the above Commissions, Interstate Historic Preservation Trust Fund, and Historic Preservation Designations look under Information Resources in the left-hand column.

ACCELA 

Applications for a Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction, additions, exterior repairs can be submitted online and check on the status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at aca.tampagov.net.

For instructions on creating an application for Architectural Review Commission and Barrio Latino Commission, please follow this link www.tampagov.net/sites/default/files/aca_hp_process.pdf