Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District
The Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District was designated in 1985.
The Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District Commission (MHTACDC) meets on the third Tuesday of each month to review proposed exterior design changes and alterations. Interested in becoming a commissioner? Please see details about nomination in the district's Study Report and check the commission information section at the bottom of this page. If you see an "apply online" button, we have an opening on the commission and you're able to apply for it.
Design Review Process
All exterior work proposed on front elevations, side elevations, or on rooftops that is (or will be) visible from any public way requires the review of the MHTACDC - the exception is work at rear elevations. You must submit a Design Approval Application to the Commission and it must be approved by the Commission before beginning any work subject to Commission review.
Apply For Design Review Online
- To save time and costs, please contact staff early in the planning process to determine project compliance with the standards and criteria.
- Review all instructions and documentation requirements before submitting your application to ensure it is complete. Only complete applications will be added to a public hearing agenda.
- Please review all instructions and documentation requirements before submitting your online application.
- Submit your application well in advance of a filing deadline in case it is marked incomplete and additional or revised information needs to be submitted.
- Staff is not available to review applications for completeness immediately upon submittal.
- Do not begin any work, or buy materials, until after you have received confirmation you project has been approved.
Development in the Mission Hill Triangle (MHT) area began in 1872, nearly all are remarkably well preserved. Mission Hill is a neighborhood in Roxbury, annexed to Boston in 1868. MHT buildings are mostly two-story brick rowhouses, some with brownstone, sandstone, or marble facing. These rowhouses are typically set back from the sidewalk, allowing for small, landscaped front yards. Huntington Avenue was cut through the area in 1882, spurring construction of three-story, multi-family residences at the ends of Worthington and Wigglesworth Streets, and four-story single family houses on Huntington Avenue. MHT remains substantially intact, retaining much of its original character and intimacy.
For further historical background please see Mission Hill Triangle Architectural Conservation District Study Report.
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Boston Landmarks Commission Online Portal
All of our applications for the Landmarks Commission and Historic Districts are now online! Utilize our online portal to:
- Apply for Design Review
- Apply for Article 85 (Demolition Delay)
- Review Past Demolition Delay Applications
- Report a Violation
- Submit a Public Comment
- Translated Applications
Updates on hearings and other local news.
- Application instructions and fee schedule
- Apply online
- Signature page only (if you cannot sign electronically)
- Once your application has been ruled on by the commission, your decision letter will be emailed to you.
- If approved, use the decision letter to obtain your building permit with the building department. Be sure to display your approval placard on site, visible to the public, for the duration of the project.
- Application instructions and fees
- Extension Form
- GIS landmark map
- Guide to photographing windows for applications
- MHTACD By-laws
- MHTACD District map
- MHTACD Enabling Legislation
- MHTACD Study report
- MHTACD Standards & criteria
- Resilient historic building design guide
- Approval Placard Instructions
- Information on Funding Historic Preservation
- Archeology Department
- Archives Department
- Boston Public Library
- Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency
- Community Preservation Act
- Disabilities Commission
- Environment Department
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- Parks & Recreation Department
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- Transportation Department
- Zoning Board of Appeals
2022 Meeting Minutes
2022 Hearing Recordings
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