Livingston-Harvard Neighborhood District
The Livingston-Harvard Neighborhood District was created on June 14, 2011 by the Lowell City Council under procedures established by statute and in response to concerns about proper protection of neighborhood historic character and insensitive development. Under the jurisdiction of the Lowell Historic Board (LHB), the district’s boundaries were established, in lieu of an existing National Register district, based upon review of architectural character, cohesiveness, and integrity as well as historic development patterns in the 1880s and existing Massachusetts Historical Commission survey forms.
Only demolition proposals and new construction (both resulting from demolition and previously existing vacant land) within the districts will be reviewed by the LHB. By state law, no City department, board, commission, or other entity can issue any approval until the LHB has first issued its approval.
Assisting the Board is a five member neighborhood committee comprised of three Board members, a district property owner, and district resident.
The current composition of the Livingston-Harvard Neighborhood Committee is: