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Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission

The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) is responsible for review of certain applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) and for recommending the designation of local landmarks and districts to the City Council.  The Commission is comprised of seven (7) individuals appointed by the Mayor.  The membership includes both historic district residents, architects, lawyers, preservationists, and members of the construction trade. The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission is a Certified Local Government (CLG). As a part of the CLG specifications, the Historic Preservation Staff and Commission are required to report annual activities.

2024 Meeting Calendar

Meeting times and locations are subject to change.

Upcoming Meeting Notice:              Agenda    |    Book    |    Results Agenda 

NOTICE is hereby given that on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 3:00 P.M., the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission (JHPC) of the City of Jacksonville will hold a Public Meeting in City Hall: 214 North Hogan Street in Conference Room #851 (8th Floor), Jacksonville, FL 32202. 


 

Commission Members

Name                                                       Category
Jack C. Demetree, III (Chair)  Real Estate Developer
Michael Montoya (Vice-Chair) Architecture Professor
Ethan W. Gregory (Secretary) Realtor
Julia Epstein Architect 
Maximilian S. Glober  Resident
Olivia Frick Construction Manager
William "Bill" Hoff Resident

Biographies

Jack C. Demetree, III, Chair,  Mr. Demetree is an associate at Demetree Brothers.  Demetree Brothers is a full service real estate development and property manager based in Jacksonville, Florida.  

Michael Montoya, Vice-Chair, Michael Montoya teaches at the University of Florida School of Architecture, primarily in design and lecture courses, with research focused in the areas of pedagogy, suburban popular culture, picturesque and the highway. His professional work spans a career of over 35 years in the profession working for various firms in Jacksonville. Michael Montoya earned a Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture from The University of Florida.e.

Ethan W. Gregory Secretary, Ethan Gregory is a resident of Jacksonville since childhood and currently works as a Realtor. After graduating from the University of Florida, Mr. Gregory found a passion in being a housing advocate throughout Duval county and enjoys the history and design of historic buildings. He currently lives in the San Marco area and works in downtown Jacksonville. Mr. Gregory also serves on the RealMLS board of directors.

Julia Epstein, Julia Epstein is an Architect with Dasher Hurst Architects. She has wide range of experience of  architectural design and construction types ranging from single family homes to airports. She has extensive experience in Historic Preservation and loves living and working in historic Jacksonville Neighborhoods.

Maximillian S. Glober Mr. Glober completed his JD and MBA at the University of South Carolina and works for First Coast Energy.  He resides in the historic 5 points neighborhood and is committed to serving Jacksonville.

Olivia Frick Olivia Frick is a Georgia Institute of Technology graduate with a degree in Building Construction. With 15+ years in construction she has experience managing projects and operating a branch for a lightweight insulating concrete company. Now with LS3P, a commercial architecture firm with 11 offices throughout the southeast, Olivia has enjoyed the challenge of learning new processes for development and extending her network.

William "Bill" Hoff Mr. Hoff has lived in Jacksonville's historic districts for 30+ years and has been actively engaged in strategic urban revitalization, improving public spaces, and historic preservation activities since 2009. Bill has served in leadership roles with Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR), Scenic Jacksonville, Greenscape of Jacksonville, JAX Chamber Hightower Fellowship, Emerald Trail, Riverfront Parks Now, Springfield Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA), and Leadership Jacksonville. Bill is a graduate of Florida State University.
 


Legislative Authority

Mayor makes 7 appointments. Conduct an ongoing survey and inventory of historic buildings, areas, and archaeological sites in the City of Jacksonville and to plan for their preservation; Identify potential landmarks and potential landmark sites and to make recommendations to the City Council as to whether such should be officially designated. Recommend that the City Council designate specified areas as historic districts and to identify which structures should be considered to be contributing structures; Develop specific guidelines for the alteration, construction, relocation or removal of designated property; Promulgate standards for architectural review which are consistent with standards for rehabilitation established by the United States Secretary of the Interior; Approve or deny applications for certificate of appropriateness for alteration, construction, demolition, relocation or removal of landmarks, landmark sites, and property in historic districts; Initiate plans for the preservation and rehabilitation of individual historic buildings; Undertake public information programs including the preparation of publications and the placing of historic markers; Conduct public hearings to consider historic preservation issues, the designation of landmarks, landmark sites, and historic districts, applications for certificate of appropriateness and nominations to the National Register of Historic Places; and Administer Chapter 307, Ordinance Code.  


Additional Resources

Public Records Requests

The City of Jacksonville is committed to making its website compliant with all state, local, and federal laws, as well as accessible to as many people as possible. The City is currently developing a procedure to make all documents posted ADA accessible. In the meantime, public records that are not currently accessible will not be posted to the City’s website but remain available pursuant to a public records request. To submit a public records request online visit MyJax or call (904) 630-CITY.

Helpful Websites

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, please contact:

Historic Preservation Section  
Planning and Development Department  
214 North Hogan Street, Suite 300  
Jacksonville, FL 32202  
Phone: (904) 255-7859  
Email: historicpreservation@coj.net

Staff

Name Position Phone Email
Wells, Arimus City Planner Supervisor (904) 255-7824 arimusw@coj.net