Historic Resources Commission

HRC MEETING INFORMATION
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HRC is scheduled on the first and third Wednesday of each month. 
HRC is open to the public, and will be held accordingly:
Meetings  City Hall  |  Common Council Chambers, 2nd Fl  |  5:30 pm
See the full 2018 City of Albany Meeting Schedule.

Commission Members

ABOUT HISTORIC DISTRICTS
Albany's Historic Districts were established in accordance with the City's Historic Resources Ordinance.  These districts serve to preserve and protect places, sites, buildings, structures, works of art and other objects having a special character, special historic or aesthetic interest, or any other particular value to the City.  Though some of Albany's Historic Districts have been Nationally designated (National Register of Historic Places), the City only maintains oversight for the locally designated districts, which have been adopted by the Common Council.  The City has sixteen locally designated historic districts and four districts that are National recognized.

Albany's Historic Resources Commission (HRC) is appointed to administer and regulate the appearance of the adopted historic districts; protect their significant character; and safeguard the archeological or cultural integrity in the best interest of the community.  The HRC reviews all proposed alterations or additions to any structure or landmark that falls within, or adjacent to, a local Historic District.  Review by the HRC is also required for demolition of any designated structure, and for new construction, in or adjacent to a local Historic District.

LOCAL & NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS & PLACES
Begin your project with a Project Development Master Application
Download the Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance (.pdf)

Open the Online Interactive Map

General Historic District Boundaries (.pdf)
Locally & Nationally Registered Historic Districts & Sites in Albany (.pdf)
Historic Districts with Adjacent Property (.pdf)
Historic District Address Listing

HRC Contact

Erin Glennon
Planning & Development
200 Henry Johnson Blvd 
First Floor  |  Suite #3
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: (518) 242-7714
Fax: (518) 434-5294
General Email:  [email protected]

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday