Winchester, Kentucky Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 Office of Planning and Community Development, P.O. Box 40, Winchester, KY 40392-0040 (859) 744-7019

About the Historic Preservation Commission

Our mission: "To preserve Winchester's historic, cultural, and economic heritage through education, advocacy, and administration of community standards."

The Winchester Historic Preservation Commission was founded in 2001 as part of a city ordinance to designate and protect historic neighborhoods, landmarks, individual properties, and commercial districts.

The six-member panel includes representatives from the Clark County/Winchester Heritage Commission, Winchester First, Inc., the Winchester Board of Commissioners, and the community at large, all appointed by the mayor.

To fulfill its mission, the Commission administers the city's new Historic District Overlay (HDO) ordinance for the Downtown National Register District. The HDO is a tool for managing change in Winchester's historic commercial district through a design review process that promotes the preservation of the important architectural features that give Winchester its unique character. The Commission's monthly meetings at City Hall are open to the public.

Click here to read the City Ordinance that created the HPC and the Historic District Overlay . Open the ordinance to Article VI.

Current HPC members:

Susie Shearer, Chair
Mark Arnold
Drew Graham
J.R. Wilhite
Chris Carpenter

Jack Jones

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Winchester Historic Preservation Commission
Office of Planning and Community Development
P.O. Box 40
Winchester, KY 40392-0040
(859) 744-7019