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Our department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate, and land resources, and by preserving and improving the integrity of Boston's architectural and historic resources.

We maintain Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways through protective designation and review processes.

We are focused on implementing the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable development, climate protection, and the environment. We review environmental impact assessments, issue permits, and provide information and referral services on environmental issues.

1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Sep 22

Boston signs climate memorandum of collaboration with Copenhagen, Cambridge

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Sep 21

Demolition Delay Application: 540 American Legion Highway

Landmarks Commission
A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the completion of an $8 million dollar streescape and park renovation in Central Square.
Sep 12

Officials, community celebrate reopening of Bertulli Park

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