Heritage Landmarks

The Edina Heritage Landmark designation is an overlay zoning classification that is provided for in the City's Zoning Ordinance 850.20. The purpose of this zoning classification is to promote the preservation, protection and use of significant heritage resources in the City. Heritage Landmarks are nominated by the Heritage Preservation Board and designated by Council resolution.

Click here to view the City's Heritage Landmarks.

The criteria guiding the Heritage Preservation Board and City Council in evaluating potential landmark designations requires that the quality of significance in history, architecture, archeology and culture present in buildings, sites, structures, objects and districts reflects:

  1. An association with important events or patterns of events that reflect significant broad patterns in local history; or
  2. An association with the lives of historically significant persons or groups; or
  3. An embodiment of the distinctive characteristics of an architectural style, design, period, type or method of construction; or that possess high artistic values, or that represent a significant and distinguishable entity whose components may lack individual distinction; or
  4. Important archeological data or the potential to yield important archeological data.

As part of the designation process, a plan of treatment, precise to each heritage resource is created to provide guidelines for design review as well as specific recommendations for preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction as appropriate. Each plan of treatment will provide for guidance regarding when a certificate of appropriateness is required from the Heritage Preservation Board.

Consideration is also made to the retention of specific aspects of historical integrity, including location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association, that convey significance as a heritage resource worthy of preservation.

Click here to view properties that have been designated Heritage Landmarks(Click here to view them on a map.)

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