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Following steps outlined in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40C, the Sudbury HDC consists of five members appointed by the Selectman. The Commission’s members include, when possible, three residents who live in one of Sudbury’s four … More

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Town’s website: sudbury.ma.us/historicdistricts/   Email:[email protected]   Phone: (978) 639-3389   Address:Flynn Building 278 Old Sudbury Road Sudbury, MA 01776

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The four historic districts currently in existence – The Town Center, The Wayside Inn District, the King Philip District and the George Pitts Tavern District – are subject to restrictions and controls under Chapter 40 … More

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HDC meetings are usually held the first Thursday in every month. Additional meetings are scheduled when necessary. 2021 Calendar of Meetings can be found on the town website.  Meetings are normally held in the Silva … More

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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

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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

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Answer: Regarding what determines visibility from a public way, the Commission’s policy is as follows: a) A Certificate of Appropriateness is required for only those parts of a structure that are visible from a public way.  … More

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The National Register of Historic Places is an ongoing project of the federal government to document the nation’s most significant historic properties (buildings, structures, sites and districts). Although it encourages preservation, it does not restrict … More

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First, be sure to plan ahead.  An application  for a COA  needs to be filed at least 22 days before a scheduled meeting, please see the  2021 Calendar of Meetings. Applications can be downloaded from the … More

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Local historic designation carries a certain cache and is one of the best ways to protect the historic character of buildings, streetscapes and neighborhoods from inappropriate alterations, incompatible new construction, and other poorly conceived work … More

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