Going, going, gone...
That's what could happen if steps aren't taken now to preserve our heritage.
The City of Murfreesboro created the Murfreesboro Historic Zoning Commission in the 1980's to slow the modernization process and in so doing capture some of the past. At the same time, a historic district overlay was created.
The Murfreesboro Historic Zoning Commission was created through state enabling legislation that allowed cities to create historic zoning commissions in order to preserve historic sites and structures within their jurisdictions. The Murfreesboro Planning Department provides staff personnel to assist the historic zoning commission in its endeavors. The planning staff is available to assist the public in obtaining information pertaining to questions about historic zoning, historic preservation, buildings permits in the historic zoning district, certificates of appropriateness, remodeling, or any other related matter. Information provided on this page should be a starting point.
We look forward to your calls and inquiries and welcome you to come and visit us on the second floor at City Hall in the Planning and Engineering Department.
The Historic Zoning Commission is composed of nine (9) members consisting of a representative of a local patriotic or historical organization; an architect, if available; a member of the local planning commission at the time of such person's appointment; and the remaining members shall be appointed from the community in general. The Historic Zoning Commission is appointed by Mayor, subject to confirmation by city council.
Murfreesboro Historic Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 19 (details to be announced later) to hear comments from the public on revisions of Historic District documents.