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Landmarks Commission

UPDATE (July 6, 2021): We have streamlined our application process. Going forward please use our online application portal to apply for work in our districts.

To apply for design review for all of our historic districts and individual landmarks, click the button below. Please note: At this time Article 85 Demolition Delays must still submit a physical application. 

Apply For Design Review Online

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.

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

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

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Article 85 news

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Demolition Delay application: 555-567 East Broadway, South Boston

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Demolition Delay application: 126 D Street, South Boston

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Demolition Delay application: 59 Chellman Street, West Roxbury

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Demolition Delay application: 245 Princeton Street, East Boston

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Newsletter archive

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Commission Info

3 years
Total Seats:

Current commission members

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 Holdover
Richard Yeager 10/22/2015 6/30/2018 Holdover
Susan Goganian 3/4/2020 6/30/2021 Holdover
John Freeman 3/4/2020 6/30/2021 Holdover
Christopher Hart 3/4/2020 6/30/2021 Holdover
Diana Parcon 11/18/2020 6/30/2023 Active
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 2/10/2021 6/30/2023 Active
Jeffrey Gonyeau 10/22/2018 6/30/2021 Holdover
Joseph Castro 3/4/2020 6/30/2020 Holdover
Felicia Jacques 11/18/2020 6/30/2023 Active
Anne Renehan 2/10/2021 6/30/2022 Active
Justine Orlando 11/18/2020 6/30/2022 Active
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