Naches Avenue
Naches Avenue, Downtown Yakima

Our Purpose:

The purpose of the Yakima Historic Preservation Ordinance is to provide for the identification, evaluation, designation, and protection of designated historic and prehistoric resources within the boundaries of the City of Yakima and preserve and rehabilitate eligible historic properties for future generations.




Regular Meeting:

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Yakima City Hall
    City Council Chambers
    129 N. 2nd St.
    Yakima, WA 98901

View the Draft Historic Preservation Element

National Register of Listed Properties in Yakima

Yakima Historic Preservation Commission Bylaws

Walking Tours

Application for Certificate of Appropriateness

“…We need an environment which is not simply well organized, but poetic and symbolic as well. It should speak of the individuals and their complex society, of their aspirations and their historical tradition, of the natural setting, and of the complicated functions and movements of the city world… By appearing as a remarkable and well-knit place, the city could provide a ground for the clustering and organization of these meanings and associations. Such a sense of place in itself enhances every human activity that occurs there, and encourages the deposit of a memory trace.” – Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City

For more information on Historic Preservation within the City of Yakima contact Trevor Martin, Associate Planner at or at 509-575-6162