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Historic Preservation
About Broomfield's Local Historic Landmark Process

Broomfield has a history that dates back to the 1800s and with the press of modern development, residents have come together to find ways to preserve the agricultural and social history from that era to the present day.

The Historic Landmark Board wishes to foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past, create eligibility for state and/or federal grant monies to restore, stabilize and preserve landmarks in Broomfield that reflect the outstanding elements of the city's cultural, artistic, social, economic, political, architectural, historic and other heritage. To do this, the Board provides a procedure for designating historic landmarks.

Local historic landmark designation offers the greatest protection against demolition or incompatible alterations to areas and buildings in addition to providing a mechanism for state and federal historic preservation programs and tax incentives.

What is an "historic" property?

Historic properties are at least 50 years old with architectural, social, geographic or environmental importance. The historic property will: 
  • Exemplify specific elements of an architectural style or period 
  • Illustrate the work of an architect or builder recognized for expertise 
  • Demonstrate superior craftsmanship or high artistic value 
  • Represent an innovation in construction materials or design 
  • Represent a style particularly associated with the Broomfield area 
  • Represent a built environment of a group of people in an era of history 
  • Illustrate a significant historic remodel  and identify the site of an historic event 
  • Exemplify cultural, political, economic or social heritage of the community 
  • Represent an association with a notable person, or the work of a notable person 
  • Represent a typical example or association with a particular ethnic group 
  • Represent a unique example of an event in Broomfield?s history 
  • Enhance a sense of identity of the community 
  • Consist of an established and familiar natural setting or visual feature of the community

About Historic Districts

Historic districts are allowed in Broomfield only if all property owners within the district boundaries provide written approval.

Nominating a property for historic designation

A property owner, any board or commission in Broomfield or the City Council may nominate a property, area, building or structure for historic landmark designation.

If the nomination comes from someone other than the property owner, the property owner must give permission for the nomination before it will be accepted for review by the Historic Landmark Board. Application Form

What are the benefits?

Complying with local, state and federal preservation requirements for maintaining historic properties can bring tax credits and other preservation incentives to property owners.

Because properties designated as local historic landmarks must be maintained adequately and historic features preserved, modifications or alterations, removal or demolition of historical properties require the permission of the Historic Landmark Board.




Dave Shinneman
Dave Shinneman
Community Development Director 

1  DesCombes Drive
Broomfield, CO 80020

Ph: 303.438.6284
Fx: 303.438.6297



Brunner Farmhouse

Brunner Farmhouse

Historic Farmhouse


 Broomfield Historic
Landmark Board


The Historic Landmark Board is a volunteer body created to advise the Broomfield City Council. It makes recommendations to the City Council on the designation of historic landmarks, develops and assists in public education programs about the history of the local and regional community, the value of preserving historic properties and the materials and methods of preservation.

The Board also pursues financial assistance for preservation and history-related programs and seeks to foster civic pride and awareness of the unique heritage of Broomfield.

Broomfield Historic
Landmark Board