Historic Resources Commission

The HRC meeting scheduled for June 21, 2017 has been canceled.
July 5, 2017 Meeting Agenda
July 5, 2017 Meeting Packet

HRC meets the first and third Wednesday of each month:
City Hall  |  Common Council Chambers, 2nd Floor  |  5:30 pm
See the full 2017 City of Albany Meeting Schedule.

Commission Members

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.

Albany's Interactive Historic Resources 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:  hrc@albanyny.gov

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