Historical Restoration & Preservation Commission

The Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission (AHRPC) was empowered by the Virginia Assembly in 1962 to preserve and acquire historic buildings and easements in the City.

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About the Historical Restoration & Preservation Commission

The following is a brief description of the duties and powers of the Commission as excerpted from the enabling legislation:

  • The purpose and function shall be to acquire facilities in the restorable area and provide restored facilities in accordance with the restoration period.
  • To acquire in its own name by purchase, grant, devise, gift or lease, on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem necessary or expedient, facilities, including real property or rights or easements therein or franchises necessary or convenient for its purposes and to use the restored facilities so long as its existence shall continue and to lease or make contacts with respect to the use or disposal of same, or any part thereof, in any manner deemed by the Commission to be in its best interest but only for the purposes for which it is created.
  • The primary activity of the Commission is an active program to acquire easements, (open space as well as easements to protect the fabric of historic structures). For more information on the easement program, or to determine if your property might be eligible, call the Office of Historic Alexandria, 703.746.4554.

Properties with Easements

A  list of properties with existing easements is maintained by the  Department of Planning and Zoning.

Commission Members

Members of the Historical Restoration & Preservation Commisson (AHRPC) include: five citizen members appointed by the City Council and two citizen members appointed by the Governor serving four-year terms. The Commission meets at the call of the Chairperson.

For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550.

Member Roster and Application Link

  • 7 Citizen members appointed by the City Council
  • 2 Citizen members appointed by the Governor

Term of Service

4-year term

City Staff Contact

Gretchen Bulova, Office of Historic Alexandria, 703.746.4554.      

Agendas and Minutes


Check the calendar to see if the meeting is virtual or in person. The meeting registration link for virtual meetings is posted on the calendar. In-person meetings are held at  the Lloyd House, 220 N. Washington Street.



Agendas 2015-2019






Minutes 2015-2019