The Historic Preservation
The Historic Preservation Board meets on the second Monday of each month (assuming there are items to be heard), beginning at 7:30 PM. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers of Village Hall. There are seven Board members who have been appointed by the Village Council to two year terms. The Historic Preservation Board is responsible for recommending sites or homes for historic designation to the Village Council and to act upon applications to move, demolish or alter the exterior appearance of a home which has been historically designated.
There are currently over 40 Miami Shores' homes which have been designated by the Village Council. In order to qualify for designation, the Board will consider whether the home or site is of historical significance by reviewing its integrity of location, design, setting, workmanship and association with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history; are associated with the lives of persons significant in history; that embody the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction, or that represent the work of a master, or that possess high artistic values.