The Historic Preservation Commission received a NYS CLG Grant in 2019 to develop and adopt Local Historic District Design Guidelines. Clinton Brown Company Architecture of Buffalo, NY was hired by the HPC to work with the Commission to develop and compile these design guidelines. The Design Guidelines are a comprehensive guide for property owners within the historic district for historically appropriate treatments for the exterior of their buildings. They include information about the historic architectural styles within our historic district and the history of Lancaster. These Design Guidelines provide accurate information about the proper treatment of historic materials and features within our historic district as well as provide tips and guidance for proper maintenance of historic buildings for our local property owners. This is an important, informative tool for our property owners to help us maintain and enhance property values as well as the aesthetic of the historic district and continue to improve our Village. Adopted October 2020.
The Village of Lancaster Historic Preservation Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers (second floor) of the Municipal Building (5432 Broadway, Lancaster NY 14086). These meetings are public meetings under the Open Meetings Law (see 3.a-iii: NYS Open Meetings (Sunshine) Law).
COMPLETED COA Applications must be received at the Village Clerk's Office at least two (2) weeks prior to the HPC meeting in order to have a hearing at said meeting.
To ensure your COA Application is COMPLETE - please see the COA Checklist to make sure you have included all the necessary information, images and diagrams with your application. Checks should be made out to "Village of Lancaster." Thank you.
May 6, 2021 - Preservation 101
6:00pm - 8:00pm
introductory course provides an overview of the history of historic preservation, discusses how preservation projects are accomplished, and explores the social, economic, and environmental benefits of preserving our historic built environment.
This course is hosted by PBN Director of Preservation Services Christiana Limniatis. Register now at the link above.
May 12, 2021 - Regular Meeting
Auditorium (end of the hall, 2nd Floor) - Municipal Building
The deadline for COAs for the meeting is April 28. At this time we will post the agenda.