Demolition Delay

The Demolition Delay bylaw was passed was designed to protect architecturally and historically significant buildings in Lexington from demolition. The bylaw applies to those buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in the Town’s Comprehensive Cultural Resources Survey (the “Inventory”) or those otherwise determined by the Commission to be significant in terms of period, style, method of building construction, or association with a famous architect or builder.

The bylaw requires a one-year delay before one of these buildings can be demolished, during which time it is hoped that a way can be found to save the building.

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