The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for review of certain Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications and for recommending the designation of local landmarks and districts to the City Council.  The Commission is comprised of seven (7) individuals appointed by the Mayor.  The membership includes both historic district residents, architects, lawyers, preservationists, and members of the construction trade.

The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission is considered a Certified Local Government (CLG). As a part of the CLG specifications, the Historic Preservation Staff and Commission are required to report annual activities.

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City of Jacksonville, Historic Preservation Commission Annual Reports

Please call (904) 255-7800 for more information.

Please call (904) 255-7858 for application deadline.
Legislative Authority: Chpt 76, Ord. Code

Total Members: 7

Committee Duties: Mayor makes 7 appointments. Conduct an ongoing survey and inventory of historic buildings, areas, and archaeological sites in the City of Jacksonville and to plan for their preservation; Identify potential landmarks and potential landmark sites and to make recommendations to the City Council as to whether such should be officially designated. Recommend that the City Council designate specified areas as historic districts and to identify which structures should be considered to be contributing structures; Develop specific guidelines for the alteration, construction, relocation or removal of designated property; Promulgate standards for architectural review which are consistent with standards for rehabilitation established by the United States Secretary of the Interior; Approve or deny applications for certificate of appropriateness for alteration, construction, demolition, relocation or removal of landmarks, landmark sites, and property in historic districts; Initiate plans for the preservation and rehabilitation of individual historic buildings; Undertake public information programs including the preparation of publications and the placing of historic markers; Conduct public hearings to consider historic preservation issues, the designation of landmarks, landmark sites, and historic districts, applications for certificate of appropriateness and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places; and Administer Chapter 307, Ordinance Code.

Meeting Date: Meeting time is at 3:00 p.m. and are held in Conference Room 1002, Ed Ball Building, 1st Floor; 214 North Hogan Street; Jacksonville, FL 32202. (Meeting times and locations are subject to change.)

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Dates

Committee Members:

Name Category
Dannheim, Searcy C. (Chair) Mayor 02
Demetree, III, Jack C. (Vice-Chair) Mayor 04
Davis, Ryan Patrick (Secretary) Mayor 03
Erik Kasper Mayor 
Lopera, Andres Mayor 06
Stansel, Maiju Mayor 07 (Architect)

Contact Staff:

Name Position Phone Email
Popoli, Christian City Planner Supervisor (904) 255-7852

Member Bios

Searcy Carr DannheimChair
Using her training and experience in public health and wellness, Searcy Carr Dannheim is currently directing efforts to establish a local branch of the Peabody McCoy foundation dedicated to the health promotion and well-being of at-risk youth.  Her interest in historic preservation results from a long history of preservation efforts in her native state of Alabama and revitalizing historic urban core communities. She has served on the Commission since 2015.

Jack C. Demetree, III, Vice-Chair 
Mr. Demetree is an associate at Demetree Brothers.  Demetree Brothers is a  full service real estate development and property manager based in Jacksonville, Florida.  

P. Ryan Davis, Secretary
Mr. Davis is a home builder and remodeler who lives in the San Marco area. His company, Piper Homes, performs work in Jacksonville's historic neighborhoods and the surrounding areas. He has served on the Commission since 2017. 

Erik C. Kasper
Mr. Kasper is an architect and the owner of Kasper Architects + Associates.  He has experience with a multitude of architectural styles and construction methods.  Currently Mr. Kasper also a board member for the American Institute of Architects.  In addition to design work, he actively contributes to the Jacksonville community through various charitable and faith-based organizations.

Andres Lopera
Mr. Lopera is a Structural Engineer and designs residential and commercial buildings.  In addition to design work, he provides expert reports on construction defect cases and property damage insurance claims.  Mr. Lopera also serves on the Florida Structural Engineers Association’s (FSEA) Building Code Advisory Committee.

Maiju Stansel
Ms. Stansel  is an architect with Richard Skinner and Associates where she specializes in traditional single family residential, educational and fine arts facilities.  Ms. Stansel is a two time recipient of the Addison Mizner Medal (2013 Civic and 2014 Residential).  The Addison Mizner Awards program celebrates new work in the classical design tradition.  





CURRENT MEETING BOOK- January 24, 2018
ADDENDUM - January 24, 2018






Click links below to view previous Agendas, Reports, Landmark Designations, Final Orders, and Transcripts:

For more information, please contact:

Historic Preservation Section
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7859
Fax: (904) 255-7885