Public Works Facility Planning Chamber 700 Fox Trail Road Opelika, AL 36803
The deadline for application to the HPC is two weeks prior to any scheduled meeting. Mail applications to: Planning Department 700 Fox Trail Opelika, AL 36803
Application fees are $10 for staff-approved items and $50 for those that require Commission approval.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Historic Commission consists of seven (7) members that are nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council. Members serve three-year terms and may be reappointed.
Margaret Mayfield, Chair August 20, 2016 - August 19, 2019
Leigh Whatley, Secretary August 5, 2014 - August 19, 2017
Mark Grantham, Member August 20, 2016 - August 19, 2019
Kyle Pinckard, Member August 19, 2015 - August 19, 2018
Debbie Purves, Member July 17, 2012 - August 19, 2018
Charlie Ray, Member August 20, 2017 - August 19, 2020
About the Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission was established under Ordinance No. 110-97 in the City of Opelika to provide for the issuance of certificates of appropriateness and to support the historical, cultural, and aesthetic heritage of the City of Opelika. The purpose of the Historic Commission is to:
Enhance the opportunities for federal or state tax benefits
Protect and enhance local historical attractions to tourists and thereby promote and stimulate business
Provide for the designation, protection, preservation, and rehabilitation of historic properties and historic districts
Stimulate revitalization of the business districts and historic neighborhoods
Since the adoption of a Historic Preservation Commission by the City Council in 1997, three areas have been designated as Historic Districts:
As a property owner in an Historic District, it is important to remember that prior to obtaining the necessary building permits for all exterior improvements, alterations, repairs, additions, demolition, new construction, signs, fencing or out buildings an application for Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) must be completed.