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The Historic District Commission Office

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110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 108,
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone: 203-341-1184 

Walk-in Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 am or by appointment. 

Westport Centenary

The mandate of the Historic District Commission (HDC), as enabled by both the Connecticut General Statutes and the National Park Service, is to preserve and wherever possible enhance the historic and architectural character of the town’s historic resources, whether or not those resources are a designated local Historic District tor History Property.  

In particular, the HDC has an advisory responsibility to other town agencies, including the Planning and Zoning Commission, which in its enforcement of the Planning and Zoning Regulations should look to the HDC as the town’s expert authority on historic resources.

In addition to assisting the Historic District Commission, the HDC Office provides staff support to property owners who are submitting applications for design review and recommendation by the Architectural Review Board and/or the Joint Committee upon the request of the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to permit approval.  Architectural Review Board applications for commercial building construction or alterations, special permit use, or signage and Joint Committee applications for special permits for historic residential structures and for alterations to properties located within the Westport Center Village District (VDO) Overlay are processed by the HDC Office.

To find out more about historic districts in Westport, check the links below:

To review information about historic properties in Westport, please check the links below

Saugatuck Swing Bridge (Cribari Bridge) 



Village District Study

Click here to download the Village District Report of 2014 [PDF]

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