Historic District Commission

Historic District Commission


Created by City Ordinance, Section 16-62. The Historic District Commission (HDC) shall review, recommend, and impose requirements on development proposals within the Historic District for the purpose of preventing developments incongruous with the historic aspects or the architectural characteristics of the surroundings and of the Historic District. In its deliberations, the HDC shall consider - among other things - the historic and architectural value and significance of the site, building, or structure, the general design, arrangement, texture, material, and color of the features involved, and the relation of such features to similar features of buildings and structures in the surrounding area. 

The HDC has 7 members and 2 alternates, each serving a 3-year term.

Historic District Map available online 

Agendas & Minutes

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Meeting results are available, following approval.
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First NameLast NameAddressTelephoneTitleTo Expire
DavidPorper6 Poplar Street(978) 283-4057Chair February 14, 2023
ArleyPett12 Beach Road(978) 283-2612Vice ChairFebruary 14, 2025
Stephen Goodick24 Thurston Pt Road (978) 283-0556MemberFebruary 14, 2024
RobertChandler30 Langsford Street(978) 281-8437MemberFebruary 14, 2024
PrudenceFish1144 Washington Street(978) 283-1458MemberFebruary 14, 2024
CarmineGorga87 Middle Street(978) 283-5926MemberFebruary 14, 2024
WilliamRemsen23 River Road508-561-1740MemberFebruary 14, 2024
BarbaraLambertP.O. Box 6064(978) 281-4802Alternate MemberFebruary 14, 2025

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