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As the Chair of the local Historic Preservation Commission and an active participant in the update of the historic preservation plan, I was asked to make a couple presentations for the process of updating the plan. The presentation was intended for the major public comment opportunities regarding the intent to update the Iowa City Historic Preservation Plan, a component of the local Comprehensive Plan. Iowa City, a Certified Local Government listed with the State Historic Preservation Officer and National Park Service, uses Design Review through the Historic Preservation Commission and overlay zoning to regulate alterations that require a building permit. The first presentation was the Preservation Plan Open House on September 6, 2006 and the follow-up presentation was made in January, 2007. The Preservation Plan Update presentation provided an overview of local history and broad trends in architectural style and residential design over time. It then discussed the areas identified in the original plan that had been completed and outlined areas for future historic preservation projects. The presentation was made in a public format at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Historic Preservation, Iowa City, Iowa.