Historic Preservation Commission

The Township of South Orange Village Historic Preservation Commission is composed of South Orange residents who are knowledgeable in building design and construction, and/or architectural history; residents who have a demonstrated interest in or knowledge of South Orange history, as well as others interested in the history and preservation of South Orange. The responsibilities of the Historic Preservation Commission are stated fully in Section 7 of Ordinance #2016-09.  Part of the mission of the South Orange Historic Preservation Commission is to prepare and maintain a survey of historic properties, structures, sites and districts within the township. The Commission is responsible for promoting historic preservation in South Orange, and for advising the Planning Board and Zoning Board with regard to applications for development on properties with designated landmarks or located in historic districts. The Commission also determines whether to issue Certificates of Appropriateness for the demolition, relocation or subdivision of designated buildings/properties and buildings and properties in designated historic districts.

  • Gary Hill, Chairman
  • Vice Chairman - To Be Named
  • Amy Dahn
  • Elyse Carter
  • Karen Marlowe
  • Carolyn Mohn
  • Anina Rossen
  • Jacob Levine (Alternate)
  • Gretchen Schumann – (Alternate)
  • Trustee Liaison: Trustee Mark Rosner 
  • Commission Counsel: William Sullivan
  • Recording Secretary: Cathy Cameron
Meetings: Generally held on the 4th Thursday of the month at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) at 7:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public in accordance with the requirements of the “Open Public Meetings Act” (Sunshine Law).
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