HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION
The City of Mankato established the Heritage Preservation Commission in 2009. It was recently granted Certified Local Government status by the State Historic Preservation Office, which is a critical first step in undertaking a comprehensive historic preservation effort throughout the community.
The commission, comprised of appointed members, makes recommendations to the Mankato City Council about promoting and preserving Mankato's historic neighborhoods, including designation of significant buildings and places that are locally significant to our heritage. For more information about Mankato's Heritage Preservation Commission contact Community Development staff at 507-387-8571.
HISTORICAL CONTEXT STUDY
The city of Mankato has seen a revitalized interest in its history due to the recent appointment of a Historic Preservation Commission as part of the City Center Renaissance Plan, and its new status as a certified local government. With the creation of this set of specific historic contexts, the city takes a very important first major step in these efforts. Historic contexts will allow the city to evaluate its resources and incorporate them in the comprehensive planning process, while securing the character and spirit inherent in Mankato’s history. With this historic context study, the city takes the next big important step of tying preservation to planning, ensuring a vibrant future for the community by building on the resources of its past.
To view a pdf of the study, see City of Mankato Historical Context Study.