The Preservation Commission is proceeding to accept and process local historic district and demolition review applications consistent with its standard procedures to the extent possible. Public hearings will continue to be held virtually on ZOOM for the time being.

The Planning Department’s Preservation staff work to promote the protection, restoration, and preservation of the Town’s historical and cultural assets; to encourage a healthy preservation and development climate; and to provide homeowners and Town agencies with historical and technical advice on appropriate restoration procedures.

These objectives are accomplished by completing the following:

  • Processing Local Historic District, and Demolition applications
  • Working with the Planning Board and Board of Appeals on design review and zoning cases
  • Offering technical assistance to property owners, developers and town agencies
  • Participating in the environmental review process when the use of federal or state monies or approval may affect National or State Register property
  • Updating and adding new building and area inventory forms through survey projects
  • Sponsoring public education activities
  • Sponsoring annual preservation awards

2020 Meeting Dates

Preservation Commission Meeting Dates Application Deadline
Tuesday, January 14 Tuesday, December 24
Tuesday, February 11 Tuesday, January 21
Tuesday, March 10 Tuesday, February 18
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Wednesday, May 13 via Webex -
Tuesday, June 9 Tuesday, May 19
Tuesday, July 14 Tuesday, June 23
Tuesday, August 11 Tuesday, July 21
Tuesday, September 8 Tuesday, August 18
Tuesday, October 13 Tuesday, September 22
Tuesday, November 10 Tuesday, October 20
Tuesday, December 8 Tuesday, November 17