Historic Preservation


The Carbondale Historic Preservation Commission adopts criteria for review of historic resources and for review of proposals to alter, demolish or move designated resources.

Reviews resources nominated for designation as a historic landmark and recommend that the Board of Trustees designate by ordinance those resources qualifying for such designation.

Reviews and make decisions on any application for alterations, moving, or demolishing to a designated historic landmark.

Provides a courtesy review of new structures, alterations or relocations in the historic downtown area.

Reviews alteration, demolition or relocation requests for buildings that are at least fifty years old.

Advises and assist owners of historic properties on physical and financial aspects of preservation, renovation, rehabilitation, and reuse, including nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Develops and assist in public education programs including, but not limited to, walking tours, brochures, a marker program for historic properties, lectures and conferences.

Conducts surveys of historic areas for the purpose of defining those of historic significance, and prioritizing the importance of identified historic areas.

Advises the Board of Trustees on matters related to preserving the historic character of the Town.

Actively pursues financial assistance for preservation-related programs.

Determines whether an economic hardship exists in order to allow an exemption from the certificate requirements.

Actively encourages Carbondale landowners to preserve and protect sites, structures and building elements that have potential historic value.

Chapter 16 Article 2 of the Carbondale Municipal Code Establishing the Historic Preservation Commission 

Commission Members 
Eric Doud, Member

Jess Pedersen, Member
John Williams, Member
Kim Magee, Member
Eric Sechrist, Member
Melissa Jones, Member
Heather MacDonald, Alternate
Nick Miscione, Chairperson and Planning & Zoning Representative 
Kelley Amdur, Town Staff Liaison
Jared Barnes, Planning Director

Historical Information:
Historic Preservation Commission Local Landmark Brochure
Town of Carbondale Local Landmark Application
Town of Carbondale Historic Preservation Design Guidelines

Carbondale Historical Society:

Historic Walking Tour Maps

State and Federal Information:
Secretary of Interior - Standards for treatment of Historic Preservation  

Colorado Historical Society     
National Trust for Historic Preservation     
National Park Service - Heritage Preservation Services

Historic Survey's:
Town of Carbondale Structures of Merit List

Carbondale Structures of Merit Survey 2016  
Carbondale Historic Survey 2010     
Carbondale 2005/2006 Historic Survey Report 

Historic Fire Maps (Fire Insurance Maps):
Historic fire map of Carbondale from 1900 fire map     
Historic fire map of Carbondale from 1907 Fire map     
Historic fire map of Carbondale from 1912 Fire map

4 Rivers Historical Alliance

If you have questions, please email kmcdonald@carbondaleco.net or 970-510-1248