Local Historic Districts
There are 8 Local Historic Districts in Brookline: Chestnut Hill North, Cottage Farm, Crowninshield, Graffam-McKay, Harvard Avenue, Lawrence, Pill Hill, and Wild-Sargent. Most modifications to the exterior of buildings in these LHDs require review by the Town to ensure that they are appropriate to the historic character of the LHD. View the Local Historic District Case Reports and click on the names of any of the LHDs to see a map of properties within their boundaries. You can also find detailed information about each LHD at the links below.
Chestnut Hill North Local Historic District
Cottage Farm Local Historic District
Graffam-McKay Local Historic District
Harvard Avenue Local Historic District
Design Review Process
The design review process begins only when an application (PDF) for a Certificate of Appropriateness, a Certificate of Non-Applicability, or a Certificate of Hardship, accompanied by plans, elevations, and specifications, as may be relevant to the case, is submitted to the Preservation Commission office. Consultation with Preservation Commission staff before submitting an application in encouraged to provide familiarity with your property and give advice on appropriate approaches. A preliminary site visit or meeting may be requested by staff. Please contact staff if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.
For more information about Brookline's 8 Local Historic Districts, design review principles, and the review process, as well as maps and frequently asked questions, please refer to the Design Guidelines (PDF) for Local Historic Districts.
Meeting Dates and Application Filing Deadlines
Meeting Dates 2018
(must be received before 12 PM)
|Tuesday, January 9||Thursday, December 21|
|Tuesday, February 13||Thursday, January 25|
|Tuesday, March 20||Thursday, February 22|
|Tuesday, April 10||Tuesday, March 20|
|Tuesday, May 8||Tuesday, April 17|
|Wednesday, June 13||Tuesday, May 22|
|Tuesday, July 10||Tuesday, June 19|
|Tuesday, August 14||Tuesday, July 24|
|Tuesday, September 11||Tuesday, August 21|
|Tuesday, October 9||Tuesday, September 18|
|Thursday, November 8||Thursday, October 18|
|Tuesday, December 11||Tuesday, November 20|