Our Mission

The mission of the Raleigh Historic Development Commission is to identify, preserve, protect, and promote Raleigh’s historic resources.

Raleigh Historic Development Commission

Lustron House For Sale!

A joint venture with RHDC, Preservation North Carolina and the City of Raleigh has saved our last known intact Lustron House from destruction.  Click here for photos of the move and next steps. To purchase the property visit PNC (assembly required)!

Plummer T. Hall House Update

City Council approved Preservation North Carolina's proposal to purchase and rehabilitate the Plummer T. Hall House, a Raleigh Historic Landmark (RHL) located at 814 Oberlin Road.  

Support RHDC Through Amazon Smile

When shopping on Amazon.com, please use this link to make purchases through the Amazon Smile program. (This does not affect Prime membership benefits.)

Design Guidelines Adopted

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, City Council adopted the updated Design Guidelines for Raleigh Historic Districts and Landmarks as proposed by RHDC.  The updated Guidelines became effective May 8.  Information on the update process is here.   

Major Work COA Deadlines have Changed

The Department of City Planning is pleased to announce improvements in the review of Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) that require review by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission (RHDC). 

The application deadline for Major Works has changed to be 30 business days prior to the meeting.  Additionally, staff reports will be prepared in advance of the meeting and distributed with the agenda.

The revised deadlines and new DRAC dates have been added to the RHDC Meeting Schedule document.

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Historic Overlay Districts (HODs)

Oberlin Village was designated a General Historic Overlay District (HOD-G) on February 6, 2018.  READ MORE


Raleigh Historic Landmarks (RHLs)

On October 3, Raleigh City Council adopted ordinances for 4 new Raleigh Historic Landmarks. READ MORE