The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is responsible for review of certain applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) 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 a Certified Local Government (CLG). As a part of the CLG specifications, the Historic Preservation Staff and Commission are required to report annual activities.

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

May 25, 2022

April 27, 2022  (Cancelled)

March 23, 2022 

2022 Historic Preservation Commission Calendar
(Please call (904) 255-7859 for more information)

 Legislative Authority: 
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.

Committee Members

Name                                                       Category
Demetree, III, Jack C. (Chair) Mayor 04
Andres Lopera (Vice-Chair) Mayor 06
Erik Kasper (Secretary) Mayor
Maximilian S. Glober  Mayor
 Michael Montoya Mayor 07 (Architect)
Vacant Vacant
Vacant Vacant


Member Biographies

Jack C. Demetree, III, 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.  

Andres Lopera, Vice-Chair
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.

Erik C. Kasper, Secretary
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.

Maximillian Glober
Mr. Glober completed his JD and MBA at the University of South Carolina and works for First Coast Energy.  He resides in the historic 5 points neighborhood and is committed to serving Jacksonville.

Julia Epstein
Julia Epstein is an Architect with Dasher Hurst Architects. She has wide range of experience of  architectural design and construction types ranging from single family homes to airports. She has extensive experience in Historic Preservation and loves living and working in historic Jacksonville Neighborhoods.

Michael Montoya

Public Records Notice

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For more information, please contact:

Historic Preservation Section
Planning and Development Department
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-7800

Contact Staff:

Name Position Phone Email
Kelly,Susan City Planner Supervisor (904) 255-7827