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Landmarks & Construction in Historic Districts: Land Development

Contact: Email Historic Preservation Phone Number (608) 266-6552
To determine whether or not a building is listed as a landmark or in an historic district, Find out the zoning for your property . If the property is subject to the Landmarks Commission's ordinance it will have a corresponding suffix (or prefix) on the zoning category, such as TR-V1 "HIS-UH."

The suffixes are:

  • HIS-L: designated landmark
  • H: Mansion Hill historic district
  • HIS-TL: Third Lake Ridge historic district
  • HIS-UH: University Heights historic district
  • HIS-MB: Marquette Bungalows historic district
  • HIS-FS: First Settlement historic district

The Landmarks Commission reviews projects involving changing the exterior appearance of a building that is either officially designated as a landmark or located within a designated historic district. It also reviews demolitions and new construction on sites located in historic districts.

For more information:

Madison Landmarks Commission
Department of Planning & Development
215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
P.O. Box 2985
Madison, WI 53701-2985

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