Preservation

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, Neighborhood Conservation 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
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