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Design Review Subcommittee
Christen Sundquist,
Historic Preservation Planner
Community Development Department
150 Dexter Ct. 
Elgin, IL 60120 

Ph: (847) 931-6004 
Fx: (847) 931-6790

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Quick Links 
- Historic Preservation Ordinance
- Historic District Map
- Elgin Design Guideline Manual
- Contractors List
- Window Policy
- Siding Policy

- When does the Heritage Commission meet?
- When does the Design Review Subcommittee meet?
- How do I know if I am located in a Historic District?

  • Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • City Council Chambers, City Hall, 150 Dexter Court
Members of the Design Review Subcommittee are responsible for reviewing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness (COA) brought before them to ensure that all exterior work proposed meets the requirements of the Elgin Design Guideline Manual.

The Design Review Subcommittee is composed of seven members. Four members of the subcommittee shall consist of one representative from each of the City's historic districts, at least one member from the Heritage Commission, and at least one at-large member. The seventh member of the subcommittee shall be an additional at-large member unless there is no qualified at large nominee, then the seventh member shall be an additional member of the Heritage Commission.

Citizens interested in joining the Design Review Subcommittee can apply online.

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Forms & Applications
COA applications are either approved as submitted, approved with modifications, conditions, or recommendations, or denied. On certain occasions, the subcommittee schedules meetings at the subject property to inspect the condition of materials and features on the property.