The goal of the Historic Structures Advisory Board is to preserve the integrity and sense of scale and proportion of the historic structures and village streetscapes of the Old Historic District.
We review all applications to the Historic District Commission (HDC) to construct or otherwise alter any structures. Using all resources available; Building with Nantucket in Mind, the archives of the Nantucket Preservation Trust, PIN (Preservation Institute- Nantucket), and the Nantucket Historical Association, Building Department documents and our own intimate knowledge of the Old Historic District. We support the HDC board review process by providing comments and recommendations for all applications.
The Historic Structures Advisory Board (HSAB) meets every other Monday at 3:30 pm (except on holidays) at Planning and Land Use Services, 2 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket, MA.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
For inquiries regarding applications within the OHD and SOHD, please contact Holly E. Backus, Preservation Planner, staff liaison to Nantucket Historical Commission and Historic District Commission. Email