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.
Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the South Orange Village Municipal Offices located in the PNC Bank Building, 76 South Orange Ave., 3rd floor 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).