Demolition Review Bylaw

The Demolition Review Bylaw establishes a uniform process for preserving and protecting significant structures within the town that reflect distinctive features of the architectural, cultural, political or social history of Concord. It encourages owners to seek alternatives that preserve, rehabilitate, relocate or restore structures rather than demolish them. 

Under this bylaw, all proposals for the total demolition of any structure that is 50 or more years old are reviewed by the Historical Commission to determine whether that structure has any architectural or historical significance.

Applications for Demolition Review are due four (4) weeks before a scheduled Historical Commission meeting. This allows time for the Commission to conduct the initial site visit to determine if the structure is historically significant, run legal ads, and mail abutter notifications should a public hearing be required. 

Please submit a hard copy of the application, the Community Newspaper form, and any photos or other supporting information to the Planning Division at 141 Keyes Road. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Senior Planner, Heather Gill at hgill@concordma.gov.

Demolition Review Bylaw

Application Materials

Deadline for Submission of Application

Meeting Date Submission Deadline
September 9, 2021 August 12, 2021
October 14, 2021 September 16, 2021
November 10, 2021 October 13, 2021
December 9, 2021 November 11, 2021