The Historical Commission preserves, promotes and develops the historic assets of the city. The Commission reviews alterations proposed to properties that are located in local historic districts and administers the city’s Building Demolition Delay Ordinance.
The Worcester Historical Commission, under MGL Chapter 40C, has voted to study the possible creation of a Local Historic District (LHD) in the Elm Park Neighborhood. This area includes the Worcester campus of Becker College and neighboring residential and commercial areas located next to and east of Elm Park. This neighborhood includes many varied examples of mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth century residential architecture. The study is a formal process to gather information on the properties within the area under consideration, engage in dialog with neighborhood residents, property owners and the public at large and plan a recommendation on the formation of a new district.
Nominations for the 2021 Worcester Preservation Awards will be accepted from January 4, 2021 until September 24, 2021.
The Worcester Historical Commission, in partnership with Preservation Worcester, has established an annual awards program to recognize outstanding restoration, renovation and development projects that foster historic preservation in the City. Awards will be considered in a variety of categories:
Meet twice monthly on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Please review the Meeting Schedule for meeting dates and application deadlines.
Date/Time of Next Meeting: TBA
HC-2021-032 - 8-10 REGENT STREET (COA & BDDW)
HC-2021-038 - 29 HEROULT ROAD (BDDW)
HC-2021-039 - 5 CROWN STREET (COA)
HC-2021-040 - 65 CEDAR STREET (BDDW)
HC-2021-041 - 19 CHATHAM STREET (BDDW)
HC-2021-042 - 11 HAWTHORNE STREET (BDDW)
HC-2021-043 - 18-24 OXFORD STREET (COA)
HC-2021-044 - 25 UNION STREET (BDDW)
Please view the Historical Commission's Local Historic Districts Rules & Regulations
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