Demolition Review Bylaw

The Demolition Review Bylaw establishes a uniform process for preserving and protecting significant structures within the town that reflect distinctive features of the architectural, cultural, political or social history of Concord. It encourages owners to seek alternatives that preserve, rehabilitate, relocate or restore structures rather than demolish them. 

Under this bylaw, all proposals for the total demolition of any structure that is 50 or more years old are reviewed by the Historical Commission to determine whether that structure has architectural or historical significance.

Applications for Demolition Review are due five (5) weeks before a scheduled Historical Commission meeting. This allows time for the Commission to conduct the initial site visit to determine if the structure is historically significant, run legal ads, and mail abutter notifications should a public hearing be required. 

Please submit a hard copy of the application, the Legal Ad Form, and photos or other supporting information to the Planning Division at 141 Keyes Road. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Senior Planner, Ann Clifford, aclifford@concordma.gov.

Application Materials

Deadline for Submission of Application

Meeting Date Submission Deadline
December 8, 2022 November 10, 2022
January 12, 2023 December 8, 2022
February 9, 2023 January 5, 2023
March 23, 2023 February 16, 2023
April 13, 2023 March 9, 2023
May 11, 2023 April 6, 2023
June 8, 2023 May 4, 2023
July 13, 2023 June 8, 2023
August 10, 2023 July 6, 2023
September 14, 2023 August 10, 2023
October 12, 2023 September 7, 2023
November 9, 2023 October 5, 2023
December 12, 2023 November 9, 2023