No products in the cart.
No products in the cart.


Preservation Planning Services

Preservation Planning Services

The members of the Preservation Division staff are the Rochester area’s experts in all aspects of preservation planning.

We have specific expertise in:

  • Providing advice on preservation planning procedures
  • Educating citizens about the importance of the historic resources (buildings, landscapes and structures) in their communities
  • Identifying appropriate sources of funding for preservation projects
  • Assisting with the development of preservation tools such as ordinances, landmark designations, and design guidelines
  • Assisting with research and documentation of historic properties, and with preparation of local, state, and federal landmark and district nominations
  • Developing effective strategies for preservation advocacy
  • Training and assisting preservation boards and commissions
  • Offering educational opportunities, including our annual Preservation Conference and Preservation Board Training Workshop as well as other workshops and lectures
  • Providing advice on the process of selecting a contractor or other professional to work on an older building
  • Providing technical advice on repairing, restoring, or rehabilitating an older building
  • Promoting homeownership in the City of Rochester through our award-winning program, Rochester City Living (RCL). provides information about city neighborhoods and houses for sale. The RCL program also offers the course “Marketing Historic Houses Successfully” twice a year as continuing education for Realtors as well as the weekly HomeWork Column in City Newspaper.
  • Providing news about preservation issues, practical advice on building maintenance, and updates on preservation trends and topics through our website; e-mail newsletter, Landmark Alerts; and our quarterly print magazine, Landmarks.
  • Coordinating the annual Preservation Awards program, which recognizes noteworthy achievements in preservation
  • Linking our local communities to sources of preservation information and resources at the state and federal level
  • Evaluating development proposals for their impact on historic resources