Historic Preservation

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Overview

The Historic Preservation Regulations for the City of Manitou Springs can be located in Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code. The City of Manitou Springs obtained its Certified Local Government (CLG) status through the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the National Park Service in 1987. 

Historic Sub-District Maps

The Historic Sub-District Maps may be used to determine whether a given property is located within one of the City's Local Historic Sub-Districts and, if found to be located in one of the districts, in which district the property is found.

Material Change of Appearance Certification: Application Materials

MCAC Application Type Application Materials
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
New Construction
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Exterior Alterations and Additions
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Demolition
Application Packet (PDF)
Material Change of Appearance Certification:
Historic District Designation
Application Packet (PDF)

Material Change of Appearance Certification: Design Guidelines and Checklists by Historic Sub-District

MCAC Application Type and District Guidelines Checklists
Agate Hill Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Agate Hill Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Agate Hill Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Cliff Dwellings Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Cliff Dwellings Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Cliff Dwellings Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Commercial Core Historic District:
New Construction 
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Commercial Core Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Commercial Core Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
El Colorado Lodge Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
El Colorado Lodge Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
El Colorado Lodge Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
El Paso Cottages Historic District, High Road Historic District, Lower Washington Historic District, Minnehaha-Pilot Knob Historic District, or Peakview Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
El Paso Cottages Historic District, High Road Historic District, Lower Washington Historic District, Minnehaha-Pilot Knob Historic District, or Peakview Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
El Paso Cottages Historic District, High Road Historic District, Lower Washington Historic District, Minnehaha-Pilot Knob Historic District, or Peakview Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Log Cabin Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Log Cabin Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Log Cabin Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Midland Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Midland Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Midland Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Ruxton Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Ruxton Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Ruxton Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Upper Washington Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Upper Washington Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Upper Washington Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Villas Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Villas Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Villas Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
West Manitou Historic District:
New Construction
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
West Manitou Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
West Manitou Historic District:
Exterior Alterations - Non-Contributing Resource
Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)

Material Change of Appearance Certification: Additional Guidelines and Checklists

Guidelines Guidelines Checklists
Sustainable Building Strategies Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
New Residential Construction Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Additions and Alterations to Non-Contributing Structures Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
New Construction and Additions Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
New Construction in the Commercial Core Historic District Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Secondary Structures Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Improvements to Residential and Commercial Properties Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)
Building Relocation Guidelines (PDF) Checklist (PDF)