Historic Resources Commission

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HRC holds a meeting on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  HRC is open to the public, and will be held accordingly, unless otherwise noted:

Meeting Location: 
ACDA Community Room  |  200 Henry Johnson Blvd  |  6:00 pm
Download the full 2020 City Meeting Schedule.

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.

Historic Preservation Planning
HRC supports the Historic Preservation Plan as an effective tool to expand on existing and future preservation programming and preservation initiatives. Read the Historic Preservation Plan (September 30, 2019).

Open the Online Interactive 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
Department of 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

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