The City of Brookings has contracted with Winter & Company to complete a Historic Preservation Plan. This Plan will analyze the current preservation program and identify a community vision for preservation in the coming years. This will include recommendations for the historic preservation program components including program administration, historic resources identification methods, existing plans and policies that help manage the program, incentives and benefits, and how to work with educators and advocates.
Responsibilities The Brookings Preservation Commission administers historic preservation zoning, identifies and nominates properties to the National Register of Historic Places and produces educational material describing Brookings historic resources.
The board consists of seven to ten members who each serve a three-year term. The commission is required to have at least two professional members from the disciplines of history, architecture, archaeology, paleontology, urban planning or law.
Total membership must include at least two professionals and at least three nonprofessional members who have demonstrated interest, experience or knowledge in historic preservation. Residency is required for the majority.
Did you know? If you are planning any exterior projects on a property located in one of the historic districts (PDF), you may be subject to a process called "11.1 Review" by the Brookings Historic Preservation Commission, pursuant to SDCL 1-19A-11.1. For more information, please see our 11.1 Review information. Additionally, if you are planning to renovate a historic home, you may qualify for incentives.