Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Staff Services

  • Early consultation with staff on home improvement projects, new construction, and best practices for preservation
  • Choosing building materials that are approved by HPC Policies and Procedures
  • General questions about the COA application process and submission support

Who we are

  • Aaron Thompson (President) 
  • Erin Britton (Vice-President)
  • Colby Bartlett (Secretary)
  • Peter Bunder
  • Ann Marie Clark 
  • Mike Dunkle
  • Andrew Hurt
  • Linda Martin

  • Aaron Kowalski (Commission Consultant Advisor - non-voting AICP)
  • Jen Van Schuyver (Commission Administrator - non-voting Community Development and Communications Manager)

What we do

The West Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission was formed in 2011. The Commission's mission is to designate local historic districts and serve as a helpful resource in preserving West Lafayette's rich history, dating back to 1855. The commission reviews Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) applications from home/business owners for exterior remodeling, new constructions, or demolition projects requiring authorization.

To review Chapter 18 - Historic Preservation in the City Code: Click Here.

To review the complete 2022 submission deadlines and meeting dates: Click Here

To submit a COA and review COA examples: Click Here

To view the WL HPC Local Historic Designation Map: Click Here

To review the Historic Preservation Policies and Procedures Guide: Click Here

*NEW*  To review the new West Lafayette Historic Survey Report 2022: Click Here

When we meet

Commission meets as needed for HPC business.

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month to review completed COA's
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month 

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Technical Assistance and Guidance Staff

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  • Agendas
  • Minutes
  • Digital

Contact Us

Jenifer Van Schuyver, Community Development and Communications Manager
222 N Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5164
  • TTY: 711
  • Office Hours:
    8:00am - 4:30 PM

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