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Landmarks Commission

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently only accepting applications with a signed extension form. These include Design Review applications for Landmarks or Districts, as well as Article 85 Demolition Delay applications. Submit complete applications by email, with a hard copy and check for the application mailed to Environment Department, Room 709, Boston City Hall, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201.

UPDATE (October 16, 2020): We're working diligently to answer all constituent inquiries in a timely manner. Due to COVID-19 and a busy construction season, we are currently receiving higher than average phone call and email volumes.  Email is still the best way to connect with us.

Before contacting us, please be sure to check our online resources for information on applications, guidelines, and the answers to many common questions.

Otherwise, we will answer your questions in the order that they are received.

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1 City Hall Square
Room 709 Environment Dept.
Boston, MA 02201
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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About the Commission

The Landmarks Commission (BLC) and the nine local historic district commissions are comprised of volunteers nominated by professional organizations and neighborhood groups. Find specifics about commissioner appointments in the Landmarks Commission's enabling legislation, and in each study report. All commissioners must be appointed by the Mayor and also require City Council confirmation. BLC staff support the commissions' work.

The BLC and City Archaeology Program are part of the City of Boston Environment Department, within the Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet.  Learn about how we work to protect Boston’s historic resources. Or go straight to the complete schedule of applications due by and hearing dates for all commissions.

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Archaeology

We promote and preserve Boston's many archaeological resources through curation, excavation, and education.

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Article 85 news

Article 85

Demolition Delay application: 1 Cumberland Street, Back Bay

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Demolition Delay application: 220 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay

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Demolition Delay application: 1201 Saratoga Street, East Boston

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Demolition Delay application: 51 Breed Street, East Boston

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Hearings
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Dec 8

Boston Landmarks Commission

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Dec 8

Bay Village Historic District Commission

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Dec 9

Back Bay Architectural Commission

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Dec 10

Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission

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Commission Info

Department:
Authority:
City
Term:
3 years
Stipend:
No
Total Seats:
18

Current members

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Member Appointed Expires Status
Lynn Smiledge 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Holdover
David Berarducci 11/18/2020 6/30/2023 Active
Thomas Hotaling 11/27/2017 6/30/2020 Holdover
John Amodeo 11/18/2020 6/30/2021 Active
Richard Yeager 10/22/2015 6/30/2018 Holdover
Susan Goganian 3/4/2020 6/30/2021 Active
John Freeman 3/4/2020 6/30/2021 Active
Christopher Hart 3/4/2020 6/30/2021 Active
Felicia Jacques 11/18/2020 6/30/2023 Active
Diana Parcon 11/18/2020 6/30/2023 Ex Officio
Richard Henderson 9/23/2016 6/30/2019 Holdover
Bradford Walker 3/4/2020 6/30/2020 Holdover
Lindsey Mac Jones 9/23/2016 6/30/2019 Holdover
Kirsten Hoffman 11/27/2017 6/30/2019 Holdover
Jeffrey Gonyeau 10/22/2018 6/30/2021 Active
Joseph Castro 3/4/2020 6/30/2020 Holdover