LHD Design Guidelines Revision Subcommittee

The Brookline Preservation Commission has been conducting ongoing subcommittee meetings to complete comprehensive revisions to our Local Historic District design guidelines. This project was originally started in 2019, paused in 2021, and restarted in January 2023.

The proposed Revised LHD Guidelines strive to clarify and re-enforce existing reviews while also implementing further protective measures on smaller, character-defining features such as exterior lighting. Expanded guidelines on appropriate mechanical and renewable energy systems are also being developed to more accurately advise property owners within our nine historic districts.

All members of the Preservation Commission participate in the Subcommittee.

We encourage and welcome the public to attend and participate.

Next meeting: August 22nd at 8:15 AM

Latest Draft Document

See our current Local Historic District Design Guidelines.

See below for archived content from 2019-2021