Historic District & Landmarks Review Commission

City of Troy
c/o Historic District & Landmarks Review Commission
433 River Street
Troy, NY 12180

As guardian of Troy’s Historic Districts, the Historic District and Landmarks Review Commission works with property owners planning rehabilitation and new construction that will impact the exterior appearance of their buildings to make sure the work conforms to Troy’s local historic district standards.

The Historic District and Landmarks Review Commission relies on the Historic Review Committee, a three-member body of volunteers with knowledge of Troy’s history, architecture, and historic preservation practices. The members are appointed by the mayor-one member is recommended by the Rensselaer County Historical Society; another member is recommended by the Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway.

The committee reviews proposed plans on both commercial and residential properities from owners and contractors and makes recommendations to the HDLRC based on the city’s Historic District Regulations and guidelines (City of Troy Code Chapter 47). The Planning Commission is the official body making approvals but the recommendations of the committee weigh heavily.