Architectural Preservation District Commission Vacancy


Notice is hereby given pursuant to Sections 3-1, 7-10, and any other relevant provisions of the Town Charter, of the following vacancy:

1 Vacancy- 1 Craftsman/Designer

The term of appointment is immediate and shall be until June 30, 2023. The applicant should be a craftsperson or building contractor familiar with historic restoration. The 2015 Lunenburg Town Meeting established the Architectural Preservation District ("District") Bylaw ("Bylaw") to regulate construction, demolition or renovation of existing "Contributing Property" structures as defined by the bylaw within an established bounded district ("District").
The Bylaw was introduced at Town Meeting along with the Village District Bylaw, which created an overlay zoning district to encourage mixed-use commercial and residential development. While the Village District Bylaw encourages the economic vitalization of downtown Lunenburg, the Architectural Preservation District Bylaw ensures that it will not come at the expense of the town's historical character and integrity.
The Bylaw also mandated the creation of Design Guidelines ("Guidelines") to assist the Architectural Preservation District Commission ("APDC") in evaluating requests for construction, renovation and demolition of structures that are 75 years old or older within the District.

Interested parties should submit a Volunteer Application to:

Office of the Select Board
P O Box 135
Lunenburg, MA 01462

Volunteer applications are available at Town Hall or on the Town Website under the Boards/Commissions/Select Board.

The Select Board will accept applications until the vacancy is filled.
Posted January 5, 2023