> Stark Preservation Planning is honored to receive a 2009 preservation award from the St. Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and the St. Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for “developing a detailed historic context plan for the City of St. Paul’s historic resources.”


Planning documents set the course for the historic preservation priorities for a city, county, park or historic site and help to create buy-in from diverse groups of stakeholders. Stark Preservation Planning assists community leaders and staff in identifying preservation issues, priorities, and possibilities that coordinate with other planning documents, such as comprehensive plans. Important historic sites can be enhanced by informative and engaging public interpretation. Engaging the power of place, visitors can better appreciate and enjoy their surroundings.

Historic Documentation Following I35-W Bridge Collapse       Photo by Dan Pratt, ARCH3 LLC

Historical documentation projects are completed for a several reasons using a variety of formats and systems. Stark Preservation Planning has experience with National Register nominations, the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), the Minnesota Historic Property Record (MHPR), and historic structure reports. Documentation for valuable federal tax credit rehabilitation incentives can also be provided by Stark Preservation Planning.

churchStark Preservation Planning runs the full gamut of architectural studies, including survey, evaluation, registration and analysis of effects to historic properties. The methods used assure proper compliance with federal preservation planning standards, meeting the needs for both local survey efforts and those conducted in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Individual house histories are provided to homeowners seeking to know more about architectural heritage and the past uses of their property.