Passionate about history? This Farmington Hills commission needs you

Are you passionate about preserving historic features in the City of Farmington Hills?

The 7-member Historic District Commission (HDC) is seeking a new member to fill a vacant seat. The position is open to all Farmington Hills residents with an interest in historic preservation. A legal and/or architectural background is preferred, but not mandatory.

Commissioners are appointed by the City Council. The group’s purpose is to preserve the historic districts that reflect elements of the cultural, social, economic, and architectural history of the community.

The main functions of the Commission are to:

  • Evaluate new properties and structures for inclusion as registered historic districts
  • Review applications for work proposed to exteriors of registered districts
  • Act as a steward and advocate for the many historic structures
  • Provide education and advocacy for historic property owners
  • Create community awareness about available services and programs
  • Coordinate with City departments and other Commissions regarding proposed developments that impact historic districts

The Historic District Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Community Room at Farmington Hills City Hall, located at 31555 W. 11 Mile Rd. If you’re interested in serving, contact HDC Staff Liaison Angeline Lawrence at 248-871-2553 or For more information, visit

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