Question: 5. How are decisions by the Commission reached?


Decisions are based on guidelines that the Commission periodically updates. (The Commission is currently revising its guidelines.)  The guidelines are drawn from standards at the State and Federal levels, members’ understanding of historical architectural styles, … More

Question: 6. What does HDC have jurisdiction over?


Changes to any structure that can be viewed from a public way (streets, walkways, etc.) require a COA from the Commission. This includes the construction of any new structure, the demolition of any structure, additions, … More

Question: 12. Can I make a small change to a Certificate that has been granted?


Any change, big or small, to a certificate that has been granted requires approval from the Commission.  This is something the Commission is bound to by the Bylaws of the Town.

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