Historic Preservation - Program


Historic Preservation is a process of protecting local history through identification of unique places that tell “our” story. Salt Lake City’s Historic Preservation Program aims to preserve those areas of the City that are uniquely historic and tell the story of the City’s historic past through spaces and structures, while also providing tools to stabilize neighborhoods and areas within the City that are connected by community character more than a specific historic uniqueness.

Districts & Landmarks

Maps and information on Salt Lake City’s historic districts and historic sites



Starting a Project

Everything you need to know about starting a project on a building located in a historic district



Rules, Guidelines & Resources

Salt Lake City's historic design guidelines, zoning information and other historic preservation documents.


Learn about a variety of tax credits and low interest loans available to owners of historic properties


Historic Landmark Commission

View meeting calendars, public notices, agendas and minutes


Get answers to frequently asked questions or submit a question of your own


What's Happening


Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. The ACHP has web-available studies on the Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation.



Profits Through Preservation- The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in Utah

“Historic preservation in Utah is not about putting a fence around monuments. The historic resources of Utah are part of the daily lives of its citizens. However, the historic resources of Utah are also providing a broad, significant contribution to the economic health of this state.”

The study looks at jobs, heritage tourism, property values, environmental responsibility, downtown revitalization, and issues of fiscal responsibility.

Design Guidelines for Historic Apartment & Multifamily Buildings Draft

The City Council will review the Design Guidelines for Historic Apartment & Multifamily Buildings Draft at a Public Hearing on March 24th, 2015. The new guidelines, which address existing buildings and the design of new buildings in a historic context, will complement the City's design guideline series on Residential & Commercial Buildings, & Signs.



Proposed New Local Historic Districts

Yalecrest – Uintah Heights Local Historic District


Yale Park ( 1300 E and 1500 E, along Gilmer, Thornton and Yale)


Recently Approved Local Historic Districts  (Designation Ordinance)

Harvard Park (1700 Block of Harvard Avenue) approved December 2014

Princeton Park (1700 Block of Princeton Avenue)

Upper Harvard Yale Park Plat A (Between 1500 E to 1700 E on Harvard Avenue)

Normandie Circle

City Creek (Memory Grove)