Historic Landmarks & Preservation Commission

Firemans Park Pavilion Window Project 1

The City of Columbus would like to thank HLPC for their generous gifts on continued improvements to the Fireman’s park Pavilion.  We are thrilled to have your support. Through their efforts, HLPC has been able to undertake much needed improvements at the Pavilion and continue to work towards keeping historic charm in our community.  You truly make the difference for Columbus, and we are extremely grateful!

JOIN CHLPC for Concerts in the Park / Fireman's Park Complex located at 1049 Park Avenue

  • June 23 6pm - 8pm Enjoy music from the Gary Beal band; they have been entertaining around Southern Wisconsin for over 40 years!
  • July 28 6pm - 8pm Enjoy music from Nine Thirty Standard.  Blues to country, standards to rock....music from YOUR life!
  • August 25 6pm - 8pm Technoir plays the finest of 80' music to keep your night fun and extreme!

Should there be rain - all concerts will move indoors.  Vendors arrive at 5pm with food and refreshments.  Bring a blanket, lawn chair, sit back and have some fun.

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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If you have interest in enhancing the look of your historic home or venue, CHLPC requires a review of the project to approve proposed changes.  Below are informational documents and applications to help you with your project.  Once approved, you will be awarded a Certificate of Appropriateness.  A Certificate of Appropriateness is simply a document stating that the proposed work is appropriate for the historic district and meets criteria in the local code.  


  1. Columbus Historic District Maps
  2. Organizations Here to Help
  3. Building Renovations in Downtown Historic District
  4. SAFEbuilt Building Permit Application
  5. Building, Plumbing & Electrical Permit Information
  6. Signage in Downtown Historic District
  7. Sign Permit Application
  8. How to Obtain a COA
  9. Application Certificate of Appropriateness
  10. Columbus Sign Code
  11. Columbus Historic Preservation Code


Name Term Expires
Ian Gray (Alder)
Jan Ulrich 2023
Beth Altschwager - Treasurer 2023
Katie Sharrow 2024
Amy Jo Meyers City Staff
Libby Gilbertson 2024
Henry Elling 2024
Peter Kaland 2025
Ruth Hermanson 2025