Heritage Commission

Meeting Time:
Second Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm at the Florence Township Town Hall, Highway 61, Frontenac Station, Minnesota. Public is welcome and encouraged.

Please note, the meeting time has changed to 6:00 pm.

The mission of the Florence Township Heritage Preservation Commission is to protect and preserve the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and historic features of Florence Township designated Historic Districts.

Click here to review HPC’s Revised Final

Draft Ordinance and Bylaws.
Located under the current HPC
Ordinance and Bylaws.

“Welcome to the Florence Township HPC web site. Use the links below to enrich your knowledge of our rich Frontenac heritage. Send new heritage information (include pictures) to a Commission member for consideration in our next publication. Remember, today’s events are tomorrow’s heritage.

If you reside in the Frontenac historical district and plan to modify your property, please use the “Design Guide” link below and the “Goodhue County Zoning Regulations” within “Links” to display the regulations governing property alterations. Then, print a copy of the “Design Review Application,” complete it along with the requested drawings, and bring it to the next scheduled HPC meeting (see “Calendar”). Once reviewed by the HPC, your request will go to the Florence township Board and, if approved, to Goodhue County for issuance for a building permit.

If you reside in Florence Township and are interested in our heritage, please consider joining the commission by applying to the Florence Township Board at one of the their scheduled meetings. Thank you for your interest in maintaining and advancing our Frontenac heritage.”

NOTE: Links below are all in PDF format

Residents’ Resource Guide to the Frontenac Historic District

Introduction: Page 1-3; Page 4-6

Historical Time Line: Page 1-2; Page 3-4; Page 5-6; Page 7-8; Page 9-10; Page 11-12; Page 13-14

Whole Guide to the Frontenac Historic District PDF format. Click here

Resource or Design Guide Assistance:
Questions on the design guide or design review application are always welcome to any member of the HPC while in your planning process for exterior renovation or new construction
Outdoor lighting basics  HPC Lighting Design Guideline resource for Frontenac Historic District and Florence Town Hall Historic District
Recommended by Florence Township Land Use Comprehensive Plan Sensitive Natural Areas Goals, Priorities and Strategies (Chapter 4, 2013)


Revised HPC Bylaws Final Draft
dated 07182012 Here

Revised HPC Ordinance Final Draft
dated 07182012 Here

HPC Annual Report


Cathy Kouchich (09/21/15)
29402 Lake Avenue Way
Frontenac, MN 55026
Home: 651.314.5055
Cell: 651.675.7246
Email: ckflorencehpc@hotmail.com

Carol Gardner

Joyce Engstrom



Todd Avery Goodhue Co Historical Society Red Wing MN Email:ToddnNoraavery@gmail.com (07-20-2020)

7 Members

2-3 year terms

May be reappointed after 3 year break

Annual Meeting in May


Florence Township Hall is located in Goodhue County, Minnesota

33915 Highway 61 Blvd
Frontenac, MN 55026 

Email: florencetwp1@yahoo.com