Historic Districts Commission

DPLM Hours


Mission

"The purpose of this [Historic Districts] Act is to promote the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the public through the preservation and protection of buildings, places and districts of historic or literary significance through the development and maintenance of appropriate settings for said buildings, places and districts and through the maintenance of said buildings, places and districts as sites and landmarks compatible with the literary and historic tradition of Concord." 


Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • Generally the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
  • All meetings will be held remotely through Zoom until further notice. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting information.


Agendas, Minutes & Meeting Recordings


 Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
View most recent Agendas and Minutes
 
 Meeting recordings can be found on Minuteman Media Network's YouTube page here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1TTzrWEKOOl9NNnyZUXBO6RsEzEgIYjy
 
 
 


*** All application materials and documentation 
are due at the time of application***

2023 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Deadline for
Submission
of Application
Meeting Location  
Jan 5, 2023 Dec 6, 2022 Virtual Hearing - See Agenda for Zoom Info  
Jan 26, 2023 Dec 27, 2022 Virtual Hearing - See Agenda for Zoom Info  
Feb 2, 2023 Jan 3, 2023 1st Floor Meeting Room, 141 Keyes Road, Concord, MA  
Feb 23, 2023 Jan 24, 2023 TBD  
Mar 21, 2023 Feb 21, 2023 TBD  
Apr 6, 2023 Mar 7, 2023 TBD  
Apr 20, 2023 Mar 21, 2023 TBD  
May 4, 2023 Apr 4, 2024 TBD  
May 18, 2023 Apr 18, 2023 TBD  
Jun 1, 2023 May 2, 2023 TBD  
Jun 15, 2023 May 16, 2023 TBD  
Jul 6, 2023 Jun 6, 2023 TBD  
Jul 20, 2023 Jun 20, 2023 TBD  
Aug 3, 2023 Jul 3, 2023 TBD  
Aug 17, 2023 Jul 18, 2023 TBD  
Sep 7, 2023 Aug 8, 2023 TBD  
Sep 21, 2023 Aug 22, 2023 TBD  
Oct 5, 2023 Sep 5, 2023 TBD  
Oct 19, 2023 Sep 19, 2023 TBD  
Nov 2, 2023 Oct 3, 2023 TBD  
Nov 16, 2023 Oct 17, 2023 TBD  
Dec 21, 2023 Nov 21, 2023 TBD  

Historic Districts Commission Membership

Member Nominated By Term Expires
Luis Berrizbeitia, Chair Planning Board January 1, 2024
Katharine Mast Library January 1, 2028
Paul Ware Natural Resources January 1, 2024
Melinda Shumway Select Board January 1, 2026
  Concord Museum  
Associate Member Nominated By Term Expires
Kate Chartener* Concord Museum January 1, 2027
William Huyett Library January 1, 2028
Dennis Fiori Select Board April 30, 2023
Walter Clay Planning Board January 1, 2024
Henry Moss Natural Resources January 1, 2025
*Currently Associate Member. Pending formal appointment as Full Member by the Select Board.

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).