Historic District Commission

Meeting Times

2nd Wednesday each month as needed at 5:30pm


Henry L. Brown Municipal Building
1 Grand Street
Coldwater, MI 49036
City Council Chamber


The Coldwater Downtown Historic District is the commercial and cultural heart of the City of Coldwater. During the period of rapid expansion and change which prevailed throughout the middle and latter portion of the 20th Century, several of the city's older commercial buildings were demolished to make way for municipal parking lots as newer commercial structures were built on the the periphery to take advantage of easier vehicular access. While these changes lead to an increase in retail and service choices, we found ourselves on the verge of losing the uniqueness of our city.

Organized in 2010, the Historic District Commission is responsible for reviewing work within the Downtown Historic District to ensure that all alterations, demolitions, and additions to the city's core not only preserve, but strengthen the uniquely Coldwater character of the City.

Historic District Bylaws (PDF)

Historic District Boundaries (PDF)


  • Greg Bruder
    Term: June 2016 - November 2020
  • Bill Goodman, Jr.
    Term: March 2016 - November 2018
  • Randall Hazelbaker
    Term: November 2010 - November 2019
  • Tracy Kelley
    Term: November 2018 - November 2019
  • Don Shemel
    Term: April 2012 - November 2019
  • Jenny Rakocy
    Term: October 2017 - November 2021
  • Sarah Zimmer
    Term: September 2015 - November 2020

Term Length

Commissioner term length is 3 years


For more information, please call 517-279-9501