Historic Preservation Board

Meetings

  • 4 pm
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Grand Junction City Hall
    Community Development Conference Room
    250 N 5th Street
    Grand Junction, CO 81501

Members

  • Ron Parron, Chair
    Term Expires: December 2020
  • Mikhail Blosser
    Term Expires: December 2022
  • Greg Gnesios
    Term Expires: December 2021
  • Priscilla Mangnall
    Term Expires: December 2022
  • Jody Motz
    Term Expires: December 2021
  • Troy Reynolds
    Term Expires: December 2022
  • Brandon Stam (DDA Representative)

The Board shall consist of five to seven members providing a balanced, community-wide representation. If a five-member board, then three members shall be professionals or have expertise in a preservation-related discipline including but not limited to history, architecture, planning, or archaeology. One member shall be a member of the DDA Board or an employee of the DDA, and one member shall be a citizen at large.

Overview

The Historic Preservation Board is appointed by the Grand Junction City Council.  The board makes recommendations to the City Council regarding historical designations, advises the Council on matters concerning historical preservation, conducts surveys of historic areas, reviews proposals to alter historic resources, and provides public education opportunities regarding historic preservation.  The Board or any individual may file an application for historic designation of a structure through the Community Development Department.

Grand Junction's History

For hundreds of years, the Ute tribes roamed throughout Western Colorado.  Upon the relocation of the Utes in 1881, the area was opened for settlement and the town of Grand Junction was established.  Since that time, Grand Junction's development has experienced several cycles of boom and bust.  Agricultural crises, the Great Depression, the growth and decline of the uranium industry, and the departure of the oil shale companies left visible reminders of their impact on the community.  Many of the sites or structures representatives of Grand Junction's past have been saved with notable examples in the North Seventh Street Historic District, the Railroad Depot, the Avalon Theater, and the St. Regis Hotel.