The Historic Preservation Board was created in 1986 with the base standards set by the Antiquities Act of 1906, Historic Sites Act of 1935, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. The Historic Preservation Board provides preservation-related advice and assistance to the Mayor and City Council.
The Historic Preservation Board protects, enhances and perpetuates historic structures and other areas of historical value and promotes use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure and welfare of the community.
The mission of the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board is to safeguard the city's historic structures and features; to foster civic pride in the past; to promote the use of historic districts and landmarks for the education, pleasure, and welfare of the people of the City; and to encourage preservation of historic integrity in land use and development planning.
Adopted December 16, 1996 by the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board.
The Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board will continue to play a vital role in the recognition, survey and designation of historic landmarks and districts. Safeguarding the City's historic structures has been and shall remain an important function of the Board. The Board will strive to strongly encourage efforts to reconcile any conflicts between preservation and development.
When the Board establishes criteria for the designation of local landmarks, it will have moved closer to the creation of a system of significance which will be of practical use in the integration of preservation and planning efforts. Local designations will be of great importance in the continuing effort to foster civic pride in historic resources by providing the public with an understandable criterion of the significance and a clear system of ratings. The Board will place a primary emphasis on public education. This public education will include, but not be limited to, expanded public displays, media coverage and the education of public officials.
Adopted March 20, 1997 by the Cheyenne Historic Preservation Board.