Historic Preservation

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Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month 2019

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month in Colorado! Click on link above or the image of the 2019 AHPM Poster on the right for more information!

2019 AHPM Poster

AHPM Poster 2019

Overview

The Historic Preservation Regulations for the City of Manitou Springs can be located in Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code. The City of Manitou Springs obtained its Certified Local Government (CLG) status through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Park Service in 1987. 

The Historic Preservation Regulations are under the purview of the Historic Preservation Commission, a quasi-judicial body appointed by our City Council. Any exterior alterations to a property located in one of the City's local historic sub-districts which are visible from the right-of-ways is under their jurisdiction. 

Historic Sub-District Maps

The Historic Sub-District Maps may be used to determine whether a given property is located within one of the City's Local Historic Sub-Districts and, if found to be located in one of the districts, in which district the property is found.

Material Change of Appearance Certification: Application Materials

MCAC Application Type Application Materials
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
New Construction
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Exterior Alterations and Additions
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Demolition
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Historic District Designation
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Checklist for Applicability
Checklist (PDF)

Historic Design Guidelines by Chapter

Chapter Guideline
Title Pages
Chapter 1: Introduction Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (All Districts) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Agate Hill Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Cliff Dwellings Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Commercial Core Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (El Colorado Lodge Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (El Paso Cottages, High Road, Lower Washington, Minnehaha - Pilot Knob, and Peakview Historic Districts) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Log Cabin Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Midland Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Ruxton Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Upper Washington Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (Villas Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 2: Historic Context (West Manitou Historic District) Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 3: Guidelines for Sustainable Building Strategies Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 4: Guidelines for Preservation, Alterations, and Additions to Contributing Residential Structures Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 5: Guidelines for New Residential Construction Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 6: Guidelines for Additions and Alterations to Non-Contributing Structures Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 7: Guidelines for New Construction in the Commercial Core Historic District Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 8: Guidelines for New Construction and Additions in: Log Cabin, El Colorado Lodge, Villas, Cliff Dwellings, and West Manitou Historic Districts   Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 9: Guidelines for Secondary Structures Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 10: Guidelines for Site Improvements to Residential and Commercial Properties Guideline (PDF)
Chapter 11: Guidelines for Building Relocation Guideline (PDF)
Appendix A: Secretary of the Interior Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties Guideline (PDF)
Appendix B: Technical Maintenance and Preservation Information Guideline (PDF)
Appendix C: Tax Credits and Other Incentives for Historic Preservation Guideline (PDF)
Appendix D: Glossary of Terms Guideline (PDF)