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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: 5
Selection: Appointed
Term In Years: 3
Remuneration: None


Brian Cartier
Brian Cartier
Term Start: 2022-07-01
Term End: 2025-06-30
Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore
Term Start: 2023-12-15
Term End: 2026-06-30
Jennifer Rand
Jennifer Rand
Term Start: 2023-07-01
Term End: 2026-06-30
Lisa Hicks
Lisa Hicks
Term Start: 2022-07-01
Term End: 2025-06-30

Historic Districts Commission Documents

    1. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2024-04-30_id-15154.docx
    2. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2024-04-16_id-15109.docx
    3. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2024-03-19_id-15021.docx
    4. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2024-02-20_id-14934.docx
    5. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2024-01-30_id-14833.docx
    6. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2023-12-19_id-14728.docx
    7. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2023-11-14_id-14593.docx
    8. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2023-10-17_id-14456.docx
    9. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2023-09-19_id-14373.docx
    10. Historic_Districts_Commission_approved_minutes_2023-08-15_id-14292.docx
    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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