Preservation and Education of Historic Architecture, Heritage and Landmarks in Plymouth Township
The Plymouth Township Historic District Commission was created in 2019 by Ordinance No. 1016, Amendment #23. The purpose of this ordinance is to foster the preservation of historic structures and places within Plymouth Township by enabling owners to voluntarily seek the creation of historic districts for their properties under applicable laws of the State of Michigan.
As historic preservation is a public purpose, the Commission is charged with the following:
- Safeguard the heritage of Plymouth Township by preserving districts which reflect elements of its history, architecture, archeology, engineering or culture;
- Stabilize and improve property values in each district and the surrounding areas;
- Foster civic beauty;
- Strengthen the local economy; and
- Promote the use of historic districts for the education, pleasure and welfare of the citizens.
Historic District Commission Members
Jack Dempsey (Township Trustee), Kevin Gurtowsky, Sybil Hunter, Dennis Cebulski (Planning Commission Chair), Wendy Harless (Historic District Commission Chair), James Salamay