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Planning & Historic Preservation: How Can Planners and Preservationists Work Together?


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Planning & Historic Preservation: How Can Planners and Preservationists Work Together?
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  • 1. Planning & Historic Preservation• How can planners and preservationists worktogether?• What can local planners do to advance theinterests of preservation?
  • 2. Quick ReviewLocal Preservation Organizations• Local Historic District Commission – responsible forregulatory review of historic districts created under MGLChapter 40C• Historical Commission – responsible for preservationadvocacy and planning• Historical Society – private, non-profit organization
  • 3. Historic Resources Buildings Structures Landscapes Cemeteries Objects Archaeological Sites
  • 4. Preservation Opportunities Throughthe Master Plan Process• Highlight historic & cultural resources• Educational tool to begin dialogue on preservationissues and opportunities• Coordinate efforts to preserve community characterthrough preservation of historic resources• Initiate efforts to adopt regulatory tools for preservation
  • 5. Incorporating Historic PreservationObjectives in Local Master PlansFacilitiesOpen SpaceEconomicDevelopmentTransportationHousing
  • 6. Highlight Issues Affecting HistoricResources & Community Character•Incompatible newconstruction•Mill preservation•Loss of historicfarmland andoutbuildings•Preservation ofrural character•Protection ofscenic roads &stone walls
  • 7. Historic & Cultural PreservationPlans• Foster appreciation of historic & cultural resources• Begin dialogue with other town boards, committees– Planning Board– Community Preservation Committee– Conservation Commission– Cemetery Commission– Building Department– Municipal Facilities– Town Clerk• Share resources & build awareness of activities• Identify opportunities to collaborate on preservationefforts
  • 8. What Can Planners Do?• Attend a historical commission meeting• Institute an annual or bi-annual meeting of municipal boardsand committees to discuss planning & preservation concernsand opportunities• Engage in public education efforts with local officials andgeneral community to foster appreciation of historic & culturalresources• Encourage community to consider a historic preservationplan and assist with implementation efforts• Identify opportunities for zoning regulations to assistpreservation efforts
  • 9. Springfield HistoricalCommission
  • 10. Mattoon Street LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 11. H H RichardsonNorth Congregational ChurchSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 12. Forest Park Heights LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 13. Forest Park Heights LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 14. McKnight LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 15. McKnight LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 16. Lower Maple LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 17. Maple Hill LHDSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 18. First Church &Richardson Court HouseSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 19. Peabody & StearnsUnion Trust CompanySpringfield Historical Commission
  • 20. Springfield ArmoryNational Historic SiteSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 21. Springfield Armory--STCCSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 22. SPT ProjectThe Female SeminarySpringfield Historical Commission
  • 23. CDBG Project - BeforeSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 24. CDBG Project - AfterSpringfield Historical Commission
  • 25. Springfield Tornado – June 2011Springfield Historical Commission
  • 26. Tornado DamageSpringfield Historical Commission