North Adams Local Historic District Study Group

The North Adams Local Historic District Study Group consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Council. State guidance recommends that the committee include representation from the local historical society, board of realtors, and American Institute of Architects, when possible. Vacancies occurring on the Group may be filled in the same manner.

The North Adams Local Historic District Study Group is responsible for conducting an investigation of the desirability of establishing a local historic district, developing a report to present its findings and recommendations, and conducting a public hearing on the proposal prior to its consideration by the City Council. In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. c. 40C, the committee “shall make an investigation and report on the historic significance of the buildings, structures, features, sites or surroundings included in such proposed local historic district or districts as the committee may recommend, and shall submit a final report with its recommendations after a public hearing, together with a map of the proposed district or districts and a draft of the proposed ordinance (to the City Council).”

William Archer
Andrew Barsotti
Frances Buckley
Gene S. Carlson
Paul W. Marino