Historic District Commission


The Historic District Commission reviews proposed changes to structures and landscapes within the Historic Districts, provides the Planning and Zoning Commission with comments on applications and promotes the concept of preserving historic structures and landscapes in the Town.

Historic Overlay or (HO) designation is a tool used by the Planning and Zoning to encourage retention of notable structures by providing economic incentive through the easing of zoning restrictions in return for permanent deed restrictions including mandatory review of any changes to historic assets in the HO.

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Town Hall Meeting Room
    101 Field Point Road
    Greenwich, CT 06830

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Stephen Bishop, Chairman
    Phone: 203-325-4477

View a list of commission members (PDF).

SPECIAL MEETING ON JUNE 22 AT 7PM: Meeting & Zoom information.  

Advisory Opinion to Planning & Zoning Commission from Historic District Commission

Review of proposed intersection improvements [Greenwich Avenue and Arch Street / Havemeyer Place along with Greenwich Avenue and Fawcett Place / Grigg Street] submitted by the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works to confirm that the MI Plans for this project are in compliance with the existing Greenwich Avenue Historical District (listed on the National Register for Historic Places) as part of the approval process for the Municipal Improvement.

The Historic District Commission will consider the following elements in their opinion - location, setting, design, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association in regard to the above application.

The Historic District Commission will only allow public comments that relate to these areas.

If you wish to provide written comments regarding “location, setting, design, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association”, please send them electronically to anne_h_young@hotmail.com

SPEAKER SIGN-UP SHEET: Use the signup form to make sure you have a chance to speak at the meeting. The form will close at 4 pm on June 22, 2022: https://www.greenwichct.gov/FormCenter/Historic-District-Commission-52/HDC-Speaker-Signup-Sheet-for-June-22-202-361 

Disclaimer: The following issues and/or subject matter will not be discussed: vehicle parking; vehicle traffic; pedestrian traffic; pedestrian safety; driver safety; pedestrian crossing distances; sight lines; emergency vehicle access ways; ADA issues and challenges; and open space.

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Greenwich Avenue and Arch Street intersection showing location of monuments

Greenwich Ave Arch Street Intersectin Mark-up of Monuments

Greenwich Avenue, Fawcett Place, and Grigg Street intersections

Greenwich Avenue Fawcett Grigg Street Intersection