Historic Districts Commission

Town Offices are Closed



In order to help protect our Town employees and the community, the Town is only operating essential services until further notice and all municipal buildings are closed to the public.  Public Safety, public works, public health services and application filings are not impacted by this limited closure.   If you are looking for information or have a question related to board/committee or department operations, please don’t leave a voice message, but email the Planning Division or visit the Town’s website at www.concordma.gov.  Historic Districts Commission applications will be accepted via a Drop Box outside the front door of the Department of Planning and Land Management building at 141 Keyes Road.  Please note that roll plans are not able to be accepted at this time and should be submitted via a flash drive or USB drive.  Please place drive in an envelope with the address or project clearly noted. Application materials smaller than 10MB may be emailed to Planning@concordma.gov .  For information on COVID-19 and the Town’s response, please visit www.concordma.gov/coronavirus2019  We encourage you to sign up for News and Notices for emailed information or follow the Town on social media – instructions are on the homepage.

Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • Generally the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
  • First Floor Meeting Room (unless otherwise noted)
    141 Keyes Road
    Concord, MA 01742

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View most recent Agendas and Minutes

2020 Meeting Schedule

Meeting 
Date
Deadline for 
Submission of Application
Meeting
Location
November 5, 2020 October 13, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
November 19, 2020 October 27, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
December 3, 2020 November 11, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
December 17, 2020 November 24, 2020 Virtual Meeting - Please see agenda for Zoom info.
*** All application materials and documentation 
are due at the time of application***

Historic Districts Commission Membership

Member Nominated By Term Expires  
Melinda Shumway Select Board January 1, 2021  
Nea Glenn, Secretary Concord Museum January 1, 2022  
Peter Nobile, Chair Library January 1, 2023  
Luis Berrizbeitia, Vice Chair Planning Board January 1, 2024  
Paul Ware Natural Resources January 1, 2024  
Associate Member Nominated By Term Expires
Vacant Select Board January 1, 2021
Kate Chartener Concord Museum January 1, 2022
Abigail Flanagan Library January 1, 2023
Katherine Mast Planning Board January 1, 2024
Vacant Natural Resources January 1, 2025

Historic Districts Commission Charge


The Historic Districts Commission is charged with determining the appropriateness of exterior architectural features of buildings and structures to be erected within the historic districts wherever such features are subject to view from a public street, way or place; the appropriateness of changes in exterior color features of buildings and structures within the historic districts wherever such features are subject to view from a public street, way or place; the demolition or removal of any building or structure within the historic districts; the appropriateness of the erection or display of occupational, commercial or other signs and billboards within the historic districts.

Note: For more information about the Powers, Functions and Duties of the Commission, please see section 9 of Chapter 345 (The Historic Districts Act).