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The materials here give a sense of the rich legacy of many people in the neighborhood as well as our unique homes. Read through them to learn more about Highland Park and why we need the ACD to preserve it.

Preservation Reports

 

2018 HIGHLAND PARK REPORT. Prepared by students in the UMass Boston, School for the Environment program for the Ms in Urban Planning and Community Development.

2016 HIGHLAND PARK ACD SURVEY. Survey with comments showing strong neighborhood support for the ACD.

 

 

2009 PRESERVATION REPORT. Prepared by the Boston Preservation Alliance, the report aims to set priorities for future advocacy and investment.

1999 PRESERVATION REPORT. Prepared by Gail Sullivan Associates, this report describes the history and significance of the neighborhood and outlines preliminary preservation strategies.

1977 PRESERVATION REPORT. Prepared by the Roxbury Action Program, this report looks at neighborhood history in a racial context and recommends methods to mobilize resources.

1971 PRESERVATION REPORT. Prepared by students and staff at the Boston Architectural Center, the project tests methods for surveying architectural assets in Highland Park.

National Register Districts

ROXBURY HIGHLANDS NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION FORM. Prepared by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service to establish the Roxbury Highlands Historic District in Highland Park. A comprehensive history of the neighborhood is included.

JOHN ELIOT SQUARE NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION FORM. Prepared by the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service to establish the John Eliot Square Historic District in Highland Park. A comprehensive history of the square is included.

Enabling Legislation

CHAPTER 772 OF THE ACTS OF 1975. This act established how ACDs work in the in the City of Boston, including the power over what projects get approved. See sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8. Per this act, each ACD can establish its own Standards and Criteria for evaluating proposed changes to buildings in the ACD.

DESIGNATING LANDMARKS IN BOSTON. Information from the Boston Landmarks Commission on how ACDs are designated and how the process works.

2016 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH DND. Highland Park reached an agreement with the Department of Neighborhood Development over how projects be reviewed on city-owned parcels in the neighborhood. This agreement only applies to city-owned land, unlike the ACD that will apply to all properties (both private and city-owned).