Historic Preservation

Welcome to the City of Lansing's Historic Preservation page. This section contains information on how to gain financial assistance for preserving historic locations as well as resources on how to complete preservation projects.
  1. Fun Fact

    Learn more about one of the first McDonald's restaurants in the world, located in the City of Lansing.

  2. Glossary of Terms (PDF)

    Find definitions of terms pertaining to historic preservation in the City of Lansing.

  3. Historic District Commission

    The Historic District Commission makes recommendations on proposals for establishing new local historic districts.

  4. Historic Districts

    Lansing has ten historic districts established by Council resolution and regulated by local ordinance Chapter 1220. Permits for construction, alteration, and demolition of resources in the districts are reviewed and approved by the Historic District Commission.

  5. National Register Historic Site List

    View a list of the National Register Historic District sites within the City of Lansing.

  6. Rehabilitation Services

    Learn more about the standards for historic rehabilitation, technical preservation services, and tax incentives for rehabilitation.