Cultural Resources OfficeThe Cultural Resources Office (CRO) works with property owners, neighborhoods, City departments, public agencies and elected officials to preserve our City's historic and cultural heritage. Under applicable standards and ordinances, we review:
- exterior changes to City Landmarks and buildings in City Historic Districts;
- demolitions in Preservation Review Districts and National Register Historic Districts;
- projects funded by the City or that affect City-owned property
- City projects funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
CRO Satellite Office
The Office has a satellite office, CRO Hotspot, in Room 421 City Hall, down the hall from the Permit Section. CRO Hotspot was established to help citizens with over-the-counter applications and permit review. The staff is also available to assist in planning rehabilitation projects and to answer questions about historic district standards.
St. Louis Preservation Board
- recommends historic district and landmark designations;
- advises City Administration and the Board of Aldermen on preservation issues;
- reviews major development proposals in historic districts;
- hears appeals of decisions by the Cultural Resources Office.