Meeting Schedule: 1st Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. at City Hall
City Staff Liaison: Erica Eklov (269) 329-4400
This nine-member commission is charged with reviewing plans and applications for the construction, alteration, repair of historic properties. In addition, the commission maintains the roster of established and potential districts, may initiate district modification procedures and reviews proposed exterior changes to homes within the Portage Historic District.
In celebration of the City of Portage's 50th Anniversary, the Historic District Commission has launched
the PHDC Trading Card Program
! The program involves a series of 9 handheld cards, each
highlighting a select property from the 40 existing historic sites in
Springing from the National Trust for Historic
Preservation’s 2013 theme “See! Save! Celebrate!” the goal is to shine a
spotlight on Portage’s distinct historic places through encouraging people to see
these places, work to save
them for future generations, and
their vital role in the community. Portage’s historic properties illustrate the city’s early beginnings, highlighting the journey from township to 50 years as a city.
The cards are available
to collect for $1.00 per series and can be
- Portage City Hall
||- LifeStory Funeral Home (5975 Lovers Lane)
|- Portage Senior Center
- Offices of Nelson Nave (100 Edwards - Kalamazoo)
|- TMP Architecture Offices (470 W. Centre)
The Commission also promotes Where the Trails Crossed
. The 67-page full color book highlights the story of 42 of the oldest properties in the City of Portage. Where the Trails Crossed
is available at Portage City Hall for $5.
To view a map of the location of Portage Historic District homes / sites, click here