Historic Preservation

The City of Batavia in an effort to recognize, preserve and inform the public about historic structures in the community established a Historic Preservation Commission. This group of seven members of the community meet to review proposed modifications to landmarks or structures in the historic district. The Commission was established in 2002, with the adoption of a Historic Preservation component of the City Code (Title 12).

Downtown Historic District

Batavia has one Historic District known as the Downtown Historic District. This District was established in 2006 with Ordinance 06-27 (PDF). The Downtown Historic District database may be reviewed online.

Local Landmarks

The City has one locally landmarked building, the Campana building. Buildings are landmarked through an application to the Historic Preservation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission reviews applications for designating buildings as Local Landmarks.

Historic Preservation Design Guidelines

The Batavia Historic Preservation Commission has prepared the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines (PDF) for proposed projects within the Historic District and Landmark structures in Batavia.