Heritage Preservation Board


  • Meetings are held quarterly throughout the year and on an as-needed basis to facilitate review of discretionary permit applications that affect a listed historic resource. To request a notification when a Heritage Preservation Board meeting has been scheduled, click on the "Notify Me" icon on the home page.
  • You may also review past and current agendas by selecting "Agendas, Minutes and Public Notices" under "Quick Links" on the home page. 
  • Meetings will typically begin at 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. and are held in the City Council Chambers

Agendas & Minutes

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Minutes are also available following approval.
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  • Jan Hobbel, Chair
  • Sonia Gallant
  • Lelia Lanctot
  • Richard Storek
  • HIllary Culhane, Vice Chair
The Larkspur Heritage Preservation Board was established by the City Council in 1987, and consists of volunteer members of the public who are appointed by the City Council for a four year term. The Board is an advisory committee to the Planning Commission and City Council.


The Heritage Preservation Board responsibilities include:

  • Compile and periodically update a list of potential historic resources and recommend that the City Council include identified structures and sites for designation on the City’s official Historic Resources Inventory.
  • Review of planning and building permits, which propose to alter or demolish a structure listed on Larkspur's Historic Resources Inventory, or a structure identified as eligible for inclusion on the inventory.
  • Provide recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council that the reclassification of a zoning district be initiated to include the Combining Heritage Preservation District (H) designation on a specific property or groups of properties determined to have significant historic value.
  • Raise awareness of the value and importance of historic preservation through a variety of programs and activities, including management and operation of the Historic Preservation Awards Program, Historic Walking Tours, and publication of their book Larkspur Past and Present: A History and Walking Guide.
  • Review and provide a recommendation to the City Council on applications for Mills Act Contracts, which provide property tax relief in return for a commitment toward appropriate restoration/ rehabilitation of historic residential structures.
Larkspur Municipal Code Section 2.18 contains additional information about the Commission.


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