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Saline Local Historic Districts

Saline's local historic districts were established between 2002 and 2007. The districts represent significant early patterns of growth in Saline.  Many of the residences within the districts are associated with significant persons in Saline's history, including state and local politicians, prominent merchants, and Saline's founder, Orange Risdon.

For further information please click on the link below for databases that are available through the Saline District Library, under the Saline History tab: http://saline.lib.mi.us/saline_history.html

Using the map

Click on a district on the image below to see a more detailed map showing parcels and buildings in that district.

Saline local Historic Districts map

 

2017 Historic District Members 

  • Ron Koenig – Chair
  • Robert Lane – Vice Chair
  • Christen Mitchell – City Council Representative
  • John Ambrose
  • Alicia Barnes
  • Scott McClelland
  • Katie Phelps
  • Jeff Fordice, Staff Liaison, 429-4907 ext. 2601
  • Gail LaDuke, Recording Secretary

If you're interested in joining the Historic District Commission E-mail List click here to submit your e-mail address.

Historic District Commission

Seven members/three-year terms. The Historic District Commission establishes and oversees historic districts and fosters preservation, with the intent of preserving each district's unique character. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M.

The HDC reviews changes to the exteriors of buildings within local historic districts.  Reviewable changes include:

(1) Exterior changes requiring a building permit.
(2) Exterior changes requiring a demolition permit, including both complete or partial demolition.
(3) Installation or removal of fences.
(4) Installation or removal of sheds, barns, garages, carriage houses, or other accessory buildings.
(5) Installation or removal of windows, window awnings, or window components (including window sashes and storm windows).
(6) Installation or removal of siding.
(7) Installation or removal of exterior doors and storm/screen doors.
(8) Installation or removal of roofing.
(9) Changes to the alignment, width, material or elevation of driveways.
(10)Landscaping proposals that result in more than a de minimis change in the contouring or elevations of a property, or that incorporate the use of paving and retaining walls. Review is not needed for the selection, placement or movement of plantings.