Public Meetings

Beginning on July 24, 2021 and until further notice, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is holding in-person Public Meetings. The location of the public meeting is noted on the meeting agenda. 

The agendas will be posted at least 48 hours before the meetings. Meetings are open to the public. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

For earlier RIHPHC agendae and minutes, visit the Open Government Center on the Secretary of State's website.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

RIHPHC has proposed to amend the Rules and Regulations for the State Preservation Grants. On March 2, 2021, the voters of Rhode Island approved Question 6, which authorizes the state to issue bonds for the State Preservation Grants program. The regulations have been reviewed and updated to 1) reference the new bond funding and 2) make changes and clarifications to program rules.

All interested parties are invited to request additional information or submit written or oral comments concerning the proposed amendment until August 5, 2021 by contacting:

Katherine J. Pomplun
RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission
The Old State House
150 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903

Commission

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will be on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am (except in November). Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2021.

Feburary 10, 2021

minutes

Meeting materials:
Faxon Lodge, 28 Gammell Road, Newport (easement action) photographs

Stedman and Fuller Mfg Co Complex, Providence
final presentation | nomination

Strategic Plan (4th draft)

March 10, 2021

minutes

May 12, 2021

minutes

Meeting materials:
State Preservation Grants Rules (proposed update)

Beaver River Road Historic District, Richmond
final presentation | draft nomination

June 9, 2021

minutes

Meeting materials:
State Preservation Grants Rules (proposed update)

Donwell's Diner, Pawtucket
final presentation | draft nomination

July 14, 2021

agenda

August 11, 2021

September 8, 2021

October 13, 2021

November 10, 2021

December 8, 2021

State Review Board

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island State Review Board for 2020 will be held on the first Monday of alternating months (starting with February) at 9:30 AM. Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2021.

February 1, 2021

minutes

Meeting materials:
Stedman and Fuller Mfg Co Complex, Providence
final presentation | nomination

Copley Chambers, Providence
preliminary presentation

April 5, 2021

minutes

Meeting materials:
Beaver River Road Historic District, Richmond
preliminary presentation | draft nomination

June 7, 2021

minutes (draft)

Meeting materials:
Donwell's Diner, Pawtucket
final presentation | draft nomination

Loop Drive Historic District, North Kingstown
preliminary presentation

August 2, 2021

CANCELLED

October 4, 2021

December 6, 2021

Strategic Planning Committee

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission occurred on the second Wednesday of each month, following the Commission meeting, through March 2021. Use this list to find the minutes for meetings in 2021. 

February 10, 2021

minutes

Meeting materials:
Strategic Plan (4th draft)

March 10, 2021

Committee disbanded