What qualifies a project as demolition?
For the most part, demolition includes removing or covering 25% or more of the square footage of the building’s exterior sides and roof, removing or covering one side of a building, removing the roof, or significantly altering the shape of the roof. Please vie the Planning Examples of Partial Demolition illustrative drawings for examples of how partial demolition is determined, and see below for demolition of buildings designated as historic.

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1. What buildings in Brookline are subject to review for demolition delay?
2. What qualifies a project as demolition?
3. Who reviews a building for its historical and architectural significance?
4. What happens when a building is assigned an initial determination of significance?
5. How do I know if a National or State Register-listed building requires demolition review?
6. What is the process for making changes to my home in a Local Historic District?
7. What is a demolition delay? Why do I have to wait to demolish my house?
8. Where can I find historic images, maps, plans, etc. of my house or any building in Brookline?