The Brookline Preservation Commission has been conducting ongoing virtual subcommittee meetings on comprehensive revisions to our Local Historic District design guidelines. This project was originally started in 2019, paused in 2021, and is planned to restart in 2022.
The proposed 2021 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 renewable energy systems are also being developed to more accurately advise property owners within our eight historic districts.
All members of the Preservation Commission participate in the Subcommittee.
We encourage and welcome the public to attend and participate.