Historic District Commission (HDC)
The Marksville Historic Preservation District Commission (MHPC) serves as a citizen review board on matters concerning historic preservation within the Marksville Historic Preservation District (see map). There are five members of the Commission, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Marksville City Council. The commissioners are community-minded volunteers who have knowledge, training, and/or special interest in historic preservation.
The MHPDC ensures the preservation of Marksville's historic downtown through the building permit process. It has the authority and duty to issue guidelines and requirements for all exterior construction activities within district boundaries, as well as ensure property owners adhere to any applicable requirements. The Commission is also charged with informing the public about other matters pertinent to the District such as historic restoration tax credit opportunities and historic restoration best practices.
The Commission reviews and approves petitions for alteration, repair, relocation, demolition, or new construction of structures and for ground-disturbing activities within the district boundaries. It also makes recommendations on National Register nominations to the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office.
Official District Map
For the official MHPD map, click this link to go to the Avoyelles Parish Assessor Property Map. Zoom in to downtown Marksville, and click the arrow for "Transparent Layers", scroll to bottom and select the checkbox for "Marksville Preservation District, Local".
Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month, at 6:00pm
Marksville Fire Station Meeting Room, 512 North Main Street Marksville, LA 71351
Jacques Goudeau, Chairman
Lonnie Lavalais, Secretary
Nick St. Romain
Marksville City Hall
427 North Washington Street
Marksville, LA 71351