Historic Preservation Commission

The Belleville Historic Preservation Commission was formed in 1972 by city ordinance to assist in integrating preservation principles into all community wide planning efforts. The concern of the Commission at its inception, and still today, lies exclusively with the enhancement and perpetuation of Belleville’s historic neighborhoods and landmark buildings.  


  • 7 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of the month (This Commission does not meet in December)
  • Second Floor Conference Room 
    101 S. Illinois St. 
    Belleville, IL 62220

Agendas & Minutes 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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  • Andy Gaa, Chair  - Term Expires 5-17-2022
  • Keith Owens, Vice Chair - Term Expires 5-17-2022
  • Marie Banks - Term Expires 2-16-2022             
  • Justin Dominique - Term Expires 5-17-2022
  • Molly McKenzie - Term Expires 5-17-2022
  • Nichole Hettenhausen - Term Expires 5-17-2022
  • Jack LeChien - Term Expires 5-17-2022
  • Linda Weisenstein - Term Expires 5-17-2022

Staff Liaison - Planner/GIS Coordinator Shari Blakeslee

Design Guidelines/Design Review Request (DRR)

Design Review Request (DRR) applications are required for exterior improvements to properties located within one of Belleville's three local historic districts, as outlined in the Design Guideline/Policies & Procedures Manual (This is a large file. It may take a few minutes to open).  DRR Applications should be submitted to the Health, Housing & Building Department located at 407 E. Lincoln St., Belleville, IL 62220. For assistance, please contact the Historic Preservation Commission's City staff liaison via the below information.

Shari Blakeslee
Planner and GIS Coordinator
Email: edpz@belleville.net
Phone: (618) 233-6518 x1250

Historic Districts

Belleville is home to three Local Historic Districts (map); Old Belleville, Hexenbuckel and Oakland.  To see if your property is located in a Local Historic District, please check the Historic District Properties List.