Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Preservation Commission


Welcome

The HPC of the City of Cape May, NJ, is a body originally established in the 1960s by the City and, as most recently organized, operates under the authority of the Municipal Land Use Law of the State of New Jersey. Decisions by the HPC are binding and enforceable on applicants and the City’s construction officials as provided by law. The HPC is tasked with reviewing applications for construction, repairs, alterations, and demolition within the City’s Historic District. It also deals with other matters relating to historic aspects of the City. The task of the HPC is to maintain the important heritage of the City’s historic built environment and support the continuation of Cape May’s extraordinary federal designation of the City as a National Historic Landmark. Landmark designation serves the overall welfare of the City’s citizens and visitors as an important source of tourism, grant funds, civic pride, and recognition of Cape May’s dedication to preservation.


Summer Preservation Series

Sign-up below for information on upcoming educational seminars: 


Real Estate Agents

Video Presentation
Powerpoint Presentation

Homeowners

Video Presentation
Powerpoint Presentation

Design Professionals

Thursday, September 28, 7 PM

Virtual via Zoom

AIA-accredited course - 1.5 LU|HSW's 

Sign-Up 




Historic Design Standards


                         HPC Application Materials

Historic District Map


Meetings

The Third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM


Cape May City Auditorium

643 Washington Street

Cape May, NJ 08204


Meetings Schedule


Watch Live Meetings


Commissioners

Warren Coupland

Chairperson-Class C

12/31/2024

Tom Carroll

Vice Chairperson-Class B

12/31/2025

John Boecker

Class A Member

12/31/2024

Joseph Stevenson

Class B Member

12/31/2027

James Testa

Class C Member

12/31/2026

Beatrice Gauvry Pessagno

Class C Member

12/31/2027

Janice Wilson Stridick

Class C Member

12/31/2026

Steve Johnson

Alternate I

12/31/2024

Kevin Hammeran

Alternate II

12/31/2025

Lorraine Baldwin

Council Liaison

12/31/2024


Staff

Judy Decker

Secretary

jdecker@capemaycity.com

Paul Dietrich

City Engineer, Director of Land Use

pdietrich@capemaycity.com 

Bruce Britton

Compliance Officer

bbritton@capemaycity.com

Chris Gillin-Schwartz

Solicitor

cgs@cgseq.com