Historic District Commission


The 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 properties within the Portage Historic District.

The Historic District Commission (HDC) is governed by the Michigan Local Historic Districts Act (PA 169 of 1970) in conjunction with Section 38 of the Portage Code of Ordinances. For more information on specific treatment or project guidelines, see the National Park Service's Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines.


This is a nine-member commission.

Historic District Commission
Katie VanLonkhuyzen, ChairNick MeyleJessie Duniphin
Suzanne Nemeth, Vice ChairBecky LopezCarol Dunleavy-Chandler
Eric Feldt,
Senior City Planner,
Ex Officio
Martha Deming Maytnier, SecretaryRJ Batas

Regular Meetings

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • City Hall
    7900 S Westnedge Avenue
    Portage, MI 49002

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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