The City of Mount Airy Historic Preservation Commission advises the City Board of Commissioners on historic landmark and property designations and to function as a design review board for proposed changes to the exterior of said properties and structures. Once a property receives local designation, any change to the exterior of the structure must be approved by the commission by the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness before work may commence. Exterior changes include façade alterations, signage, vegetation removal, new construction, demolition, etc. Design guidelines, adopted by the commission for use in guiding such changes, ensure that local landmarks are preserved for future generations.
The City of Mount Airy Historic Preservation Commission is a nine-member citizen board appointed by the City Board of Commissioners. Members must be qualified based on interest or experience in history, architecture, archaeology, or related fields. The Planning Director serves as staff person to the Commission. If you are interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission, please contact the Planning and Development Department at 336-786-3520.