About The Commission
By utilizing the expertise of the Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission members, researching current information and partnering with other groups and local, state and and national organizations, the Commission will:
- Advise the City Council and other groups on preservation issues;
- Assist businesses, groups and individuals in preservation efforts;
- Educate the residents of Sioux City about methods and merits of preservation;
- Safeguard the City's historic and cultural heritage by preserving sites of significance;
- Partner with other Siouxland groups to recognize, protect and enhance potential historic attractions to tourism and business.
Certified Local Government
Sioux City has been a Certified Local Government with the state of Iowa since 1991. The City of Sioux City has a signed agreement with the state Historical Preservation office. The advantages of being a CLG are; the city is eligible for certain grants, a Preservation Commission is created, and it opens the door further to guidance and assistance from the State Historical Society. Sioux City Municipal Code, Historic Preservation Ordinance 91/t-CO9663.
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Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Member's Guidebook
The Sioux City Historic Preservation Commission Member's Guidebook provides vital information as to the purpose of the commission and how it relates to Sioux City's larger strategic plan.
John Vodochodsky - Chairperson
Mark Custer - Vice Chairperson
Anna Vestweber - Commission Member
Doug Strohbeen - Commission Member
Adam Fullerton - Commission Member
Amy Macfarlane - Commission Member
Dakota Kenney - Commission Member
Larry Obermeyer - Commission Member
Larissa Carrell - City Staff
SIoux City Historic Preservation Commission Annual reports
Current Work Plan
The yearly Historic Preservation Commission consists of 4 main areas of focus listed below. You can read or download the complete work plan here.
Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Certificates of Appropriateness
The City of Sioux City's Zoning and Sign Code was adopted on March 23, 2015. With this Code the Historic Preservation Commission is granted review authority for alterations on structures within Historic Area zoning districts. The Commission makes recommendations to City Staff on whether Certificates of Appropriateness applications for alterations, as well as sign permits in Historic Areas preserve the integrity of the structure and character of the district. The Historic Area zoning districts subject to review authority are Historic 4th Street and Historic Pearl Street.
Historic Area Zoning District Standards
Historic 4th Street Design Standards
Historic Pearl Design Standards