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Historic Districts Commission

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The Commission is responsible for the:
  • protection and preservation of the Groton Center Historic District
Members review, for appropriateness, all applications for building and renovation in the District.  Jurisdiction includes any change in a façade which can be seen from the District.

The District was formed in 1964 as a result of a change to the historic character of Groton Center: a beautiful old building (the old hospital) on Main Street was demolished and replaced by a supermarket. The District was enlarged in 1965.

The five members and two alternates are chosen as follows: an architect from among two nominated by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society of Architects and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects; two nominated by the Historical Society; a resident of the District; and three additional members without designation.

Contact Information

Email: selectboard@grotonma.gov
Phone: (978) 448-1109
Members: 7
Selection: Appointed
Term In Years: 3
Remuneration: None


Elena Beleno Carney
Elena Beleno Carney
Term Start: 2020-07-01
Term End: 2023-06-30
George Wheatley
George Wheatley
Term Start: 2020-07-01
Term End: 2023-06-30
Greg Premru
Greg Premru
Term Start: 2019-07-01
Term End: 2022-06-30
Maureen C. Giattino
Maureen C. Giattino
Term Start: 2020-07-01
Term End: 2023-06-30
Peter Benedict
Peter Benedict
Term Start: 2021-07-01
Term End: 2024-06-30

Historic Districts Commission Documents

    1. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2021-07-20_id-12241.pdf
    2. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2021-06-15_id-12193.pdf
    3. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2021-04-20_id-12015.pdf
    4. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2021-03-16_id-11940.pdf
    5. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2021-02-16_id-11869.pdf
    6. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2021-01-26_id-11824.pdf
    7. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2020-12-15_id-11759.pdf
    8. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2020-11-17_id-11115.pdf
    9. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2020-10-20_id-11629.pdf
    10. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2020-09-22_id-11113.pdf
    11. Access additional meeting minutes and agendas at the Meeting Center
  1. Historic_Districts_Map.pdf
  2. Historic_Districts_Commission_Regulations.pdf
  3. HDC_Proposed_Bylaw_Redline.pdf
  4. HDC_Proposed_Bylaw_Final.pdf
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