Historic Preservation Commission

  1. Meeting Information

The Historic Preservation Commission meets once a month on the First Monday of every month, unless otherwise posted.

Meeting Time and Location (as of 9/21/20):  

3:00 pm

City Hall 

203 Main Avenue E

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Planning & Zoning Department: (208) 735-7267

  1. Members

Douglas Baughman -  Chairman

Jennifer Shaffer - Vice Chair

Terry McCurdy

Spencer Cutler, City Council Liaison

  1. Commission Responsibilities

The purpose of this committee is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public of the city through the identification, evaluation, designation, and protection of those buildings, sites, areas, structures and objects, which reflect significant elements of the city's, state's, and nation's historic, architectural, archaeological and cultural heritage. As part of their process a Certificate of Appropriateness approval may be required.

  1. Applications

A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be required whether or not a building permit is required. A decision of the Historic Preservation Commission regarding an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness may be appealed by the applicant to the city council.

Certificate of Appropriateness Application (PDF)

Historic Property Designation Application (PDF)

  1. Design Guidelines

Warehouse Historic District (PDF)

Downtown/City Park Historic District (PDF)

Design Guidelines: No exterior portion of any building or other structure (including walls, fences, light fixtures, steps and pavement, or other appurtenant features) nor aboveground utility structures nor any type of outdoor advertising sign shall be erected, altered, restored, moved or demolished within this district until after an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness as to exterior features has been submitted to and approved by the Historic Preservation Commission.

The Historic Preservation Commission shall review the “Historic Downtown, City Park and Warehouse District Design Guidelines" as they exist or as amended for compliance before issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness. Such a certificate is to be issued by the Historic Preservation Commission prior to the issuance of a building permit or other permit granted for purposes of construction or altering structures.

Below are copies of the guidelines along with maps to identify each district.

  1. Historic Preservation Master Plan

Historic Master Plan: The Twin Falls Historic Master Plan builds on the City's current planning documents to establish a distinct set of policies to further guide the community's preservation efforts.

Historic Master Plan (PDF)

  1. Historic District Maps
  1. Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule

The following is an amended schedule for 2024 Historic Preservation Commission meetings. The Historic Preservation Commission meetings are held on the 1st Monday of every month unless otherwise posted. The regular meetings start at 3:00 P.M.  and are held in the City Hall located at 203 Main Avenue East, Twin Falls, Idaho. 

A complete application must be submitted no less than 10 Business days prior to the upcoming meeting to be included on that meeting agenda.

Meeting date

Submittal Deadline

January 8

December 28

February 5

January 25

March 4

February 22

April 1

March 21

May 6

April 25

June 3

May 23

July 8

June 27

August 5

July 25

September 9

August 27

October 7

September 26

November 4

October 24

December 2

November 21