Historical Commission

Acting Assistant Town PlannerCorey Pacheco
LocationTown Hall
59 Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540
E-Mail Address
Meeting ScheduleSee Below Mission Statement
Agenda from 03/07/2017
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Mission Statement:
The Falmouth Historical Commission is dedicated to the promotion, protection, and preservation of the architectural character and the historical significance of Falmouth’s buildings and landscapes.

The Historical Commission fulfills its Mission by activities such as:
• Managing and maintaining the List of Significant Buildings
• Providing ongoing regulatory oversight of all exterior modifications to buildings within Local Historic Districts
• Promoting the creation and expansion of Local Historic Districts
• Executing recommendations in the Falmouth Preservation Plan (2014)
• Advising the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Selectmen on issues relating to historic preservation
• Maintaining and publishing The Book of Falmouth
• Making nominations to the National Register of Historic Places

The Historical Commission was combined with the Historic Districts Commission, now known as the Falmouth Historical Commission, during Falmouth’s November 2016 Town Meeting, which then required the Town Charter to be amended by a vote of the town in May of 2016. The combined Commission is established under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40C, the Historic Districts Act; Chapter 40C grants the Falmouth Historical Commission the power of design review in Falmouth’s Historic Districts and the advisory planning role established under Chapter 40, section 8D of the General Laws of Massachusetts. Its five members and two alternates are appointed by the Board of Selectmen.

Applicants are directed to contact the Historical Commission through the Planning Office at (508) 495-7440, or planning@falmouthmass.us if they have any questions related to applications for Certificate of Appropriateness, Administrative Approvals, Buildings on the List of Significant Buildings and Demolition Delay.

Complete applications must be submitted to the Planning Department by 4:00 pm on the Application Submittal Deadline in order to appear at the next scheduled meeting of the Historical Commission. This requires all application materials: certified abutters list; application fee; and required application materials found at the link at bottom of the page – Historical Commission process and application link.

Tamsen George - Secretary
Nicole Goldman - Vice Chairman
Ed Haddad - Chairman
Christian Valle - member
Christopher Warner- member
Mason Wilcox - alternate
Lee Drescher - alternate

Tentative 2017 Historical Commission Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Application Submittal Deadline

January 3, 2017 - Meeting Date
December 12, 2016 - Application Submittal Deadline

February 7, 2017 - Meeting Date
January 17, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

March 7, 2017 - Meeting Date
February 13, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

April 6, 2017 - Meeting Date
March 13, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

May 2, 2017 - Meeting Date
April 10, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

June 6, 2017 - Meeting Date
May 15, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

August 1, 2017 - Meeting Date
July 10, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

September 5, 2017 - Meeting Date
August 14, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

October 3, 2017 - Meeting Date
September 11, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

November 7, 2017 - Meeting Date
October 16, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline

December 5, 2017 - Meeting Date
November 13, 2017 - Application Submittal Deadline


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