Historic Preservation

Broomfield's history dates back to the late 1800's. 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.

History of Broomfield

About Broomfield's Local Historic Landmark Process 

The purpose and intent of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is to provide for the protection and preservation of the City's historic and cultural resources. Local historic landmark designation offers:

  • the greatest protection against demolition or incompatible alterations to areas and buildings; and
  • a mechanism for state and federal historic preservation programs and tax incentives. 

Local Landmark Designation Applications 

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. Property owner permission is required as part of the application.

Local historic landmarks must be maintained adequately and historic features preserved. Modifications, alterations, and the removal or demolition of landmarked property requires approval by the Historic Landmark Board through a Certificate of Historic Appropriateness.  

What Are the Benefits of a Landmark Designation? 

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

Historic Properties

Surveyed and Inventoried Properties

The City partnered with SWCA Environmental Consultants from 2007 to 2009 to complete a survey of historic buildings within the 120th Avenue Corridor, Broomfield Heights Filing No. 1, and selected properties in Broomfield Heights Filing No. 2. 

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