Historic District Commission Seeking Input Regarding Potential Expansion of the Hopkinton Historic District

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The Hopkinton Historic District Commission would like to hear public input into expanding the local historic district in Hopkinton Center. The Historic District Commission believes that by expanding the historic district, the character and historic significance of our town can be preserved.

We can be very thankful that so many buildings from our town’s past still remain in the center. However, homes and structures outside of the very small historic district could be lost forever through future demolitions and alterations. An expanded local historic district will help to guide future changes, making sure that historic character will remain a distinct part of Hopkinton center.

In a local historic district, exterior architectural features visible from a public way will be reviewed by a locally appointed historic district commission to make sure that the proposed exterior changes are appropriate to the historic character of the district. Interior design changes are not reviewed. There are over 200 local historic districts in Massachusetts and that number grows each year.

Please see the following documents for more information and please take our survey and/or attend one of our public forums.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Take Our Survey
Online Survey
Printable Paper Survey
List of Streets to be Considered for Potential Expansion
Map of Potential Expansion Area
Public Listening Sessions - attend in person or watch on HCAM-TV:
Saturday, Sept 29 at 10:30 AM, Hopkinton Public Library Event Room (13 Main St)
Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM, Hopkinton Town Hall 2nd Floor (18 Main St)
Thursday, Nov 1 at 7:00 PM, HCAM Studios (77 Main St)
Thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Mike Auen, Maryanne Chambers, Beth Kelly, Amy Ritterbusch, Melanie Smith, Jeanette Thomson, Beth Watson
Hopkinton Historic District Commission Members

Email: [email protected]
Website: http://hopkintonma.gov/hhdc
Facebook @HopkintonHistoricDistrict