Title VII - Historic Districts

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Article 1: Establishment Of Districts

Article 4: Authority Of Commissions And Limitations Thereon

Article 2: Descriptions Of Districts

Article 5:Miscellaneous_

Article 3: District Commissions

 

ARTICLE 1
ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS

(ART. 46, ATM – 05/12/97)
The following historic districts have been established in the Town of Arlington in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40C:

Section 1.

Broadway Historic District (April 11, 1977), enlarged March 23, 1981 and April 29, 1991)

Section 2.

Central Street Historic District (June 9, 1982)

Section 3.

Russell Historic District (April 27, 1983, enlarged April 3, 1985)

Section 4.

Pleasant Street Historic District (May 16, 1988, enlarged April 29, 1991, May 6, 2002 and May 2, 2005 and April 26, 2006)
(ART 58, A.T.M., 5/6/02 - ART. 23, A.T.M., 5/2/05 - ART. 34, A.T.M., 4/26/06)

Section 5.

Mount Gilboa/Crescent Hill Historic District
(April 29, 1991) (April 27, 2015)

Section 6.

Avon Place Historic District (April 22, 1996)

Section 7.

Jason/Gray Historic District (May 4, 1998)
(ART. 22, A.T.M., 05/04/98)

ARTICLE 2
DESCRIPTIONS OF DISTRICTS

Section 1. Description of Broadway Historic District

A. Original District (Voted 4/11/77) The Broadway Historic District is bounded and described as follows; Beginning at a point at the intersection of the westerly lot line of the property number #278 Broadway and the southwesterly sideline of Broadway, said point being 92.79 feet southeasterly of the southeasterly sideline of Franklin St., thence going southwesterly along the westerly lot line of #278 Broadway a distance of 103.29 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly along the back lot line of the property numbered #278 Broadway a distance of 37.60 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly along the easterly lot line of #278 Broadway a plan distance of 13.03 feet (13.88 Deed) to a point, thence southeasterly along the rear lot line of #274 276 Broadway a distance of 86.01 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly along the easterly lot line of #274 276 Broadway a distance of 116.82 feet to a point on the southwesterly sideline of Broadway, thence continuing northeasterly to the centerline of Broadway a distance of 32 feet, thence going southeasterly along the centerline of Broadway a distance of 127.7 feet + to a point, thence going across Broadway a distance of 32 feet + to the northeasterly sideline of Broadway at the intersection of the northwesterly sideline of Webster St., thence northeasterly along said sideline of Webster St., a distance of 121.97 feet, thence northwesterly along the rear lot line of #267 Broadway a distance of 97.96 feet to a point, thence southwesterly along the northerly sideline of #267 Broadway a distance of 100 feet + to a point, thence northwesterly through Lot A on a line 45 feet from and parallel to Broadway a distance of 100 feet + to a point, thence southwesterly through Lot A a distance of 45 feet to a point on the northeasterly sideline of Broadway thence continuing southwesterly a distance of 32 feet to the centerline of Broadway, thence northwesterly along the centerline of Broadway a distance of 70 feet + to a point, thence southwesterly to the southwesterly sideline of Broadway a distance of 32 feet to the point of beginning.

B. First Enlargement (Voted 3/23/81) Added the property
numbered 393-395 Massachusetts Avenue, which is bounded and
described as follows:

SOUTHWESTERLY by Massachusetts Avenue, ninety and 86/100 (90.86) feet;

NORTHWESTERLY by land formerly of Boston, eighty-nine and 27/100 (89.27) feet;

NORTHEASTERLY by said Boston land and by land now or formerly of Jennings, eighty-three and 5/10 (83.5) feet; and

SOUTHEASTERLY by land formerly of Shattuck one hundred and nine and 41/100 (109.41) feet.
be all of said measurements more or less, and to be shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Arlington, Mass. showing proposed addition to the Broadway Historic District, scale 1" = 30', Jan. 1981, C. F. Rinciari, Town Engr.".

C. Second Enlargement (Voted 4/29/91) Added the properties numbered 266, 268 and 272 Broadway, said area being bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the rear lot line of No. 272 Broadway at the intersection of the northwesterly sideline of said property, thence going northeasterly along said sideline distances of 116.82 and 32.0 feet to a point on the centerline of Broadway, thence going southeasterly along the centerline of Broadway a distance of 146.7 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly along Broadway and along the southeasterly sideline of the property numbered 266 Broadway, distances of 32.0 and 157.6 feet to a point on the rear lot line of said property, thence going northwesterly along the rear lot line of the properties numbered 266, 268 and 272 Broadway a distance 154.82 feet to the point of beginning.

be all of said measurements more or less, and shown on a plan entitled "Broadway Historic District Expansion, Arlington, Mass." by C. F. Rinciari, Town Engineer, May 1990.

Section 2. Description of Central Street Historic District

(Voted 6/9/82)
The Central Street Historic District is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the northerly side of Massachusetts Avenue, in the center of Central Street, then running: WESTERLY along said northerly sideline 147.34 feet, then turning and running NORTHERLY in three courses 189.24 feet, 30 feet more or less and 66.99 feet (said middle course being the width of Bacon Street), then turning and running EASTERLY 75.31 feet, then turning and running NORTHERLY 26.8 feet, then turning and running EASTERLY 8.49 feet, then turning and running NORTHERLY 260.9 feet, then turning and running WESTERLY 76.52 feet across the Mill Brook, then turning at a right angle and running generally NORTHERLY 30 feet, then turning and running EASTERLY 290 feet more or less to a point where the rear and side lot lines of 35 Central Street and 12 Court Street Place intersect on land formerly of the Boston and Maine Railroad, then turning and running SOUTHERLY by the rear lot lines of the properties on the eastern side of Central Street, 461.21 feet, then turning and running WESTERLY 130.38 feet to the center line of Central Street, then turning and running SOUTHERLY along the center line of Central Street, 69.96 feet to the point of beginning.

All the foregoing measurements being more or less; and shown on a plan entitled "Central Street Historic District, Arlington, Mass." by C. F. Rinciari, Town Engineer, dated February, 1982.

Section 3. Description of Russell Historic District

A. Original District (Voted 4/27/83) The Russell Historic District is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southeasterly sideline of Water Street, said point being at the intersection of the northeasterly sideline of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority then turning and running NORTHEASTERLY on two courses 288.87 feet and 111.0 feet along the southeasterly side of Water Street, then turning and running SOUTHEASTERLY on two courses 133.70 feet and 96.8 feet along the rear lot lines of properties on the northerly sideline of Russell Street then turning and running NORTHERLY 17.0 feet then turning and running EASTERLY on two courses 100.20 feet and 76.29 feet along said rear property lines, then turning and running NORTHERLY 2.50 feet, then turning and running EASTERLY 158.98 feet, along the rear property line then turning and running SOUTHEASTERLY 32.26 feet, then turning and running WESTERLY 42.86 feet, then turning and running SOUTHERLY 163.0 feet along the easterly property line of #9 Russell Street and across Russell Street, then turning and running EASTERLY 140 feet + along the southerly sideline of Russell Street to a point of curve, then turning and running SOUTHEASTERLY 12.91 feet along a curve to the westerly sideline of Mystic Street then turning and running SOUTHERLY 75.0 feet along Mystic Street then turning and running WESTERLY 119 + feet then turning and running SOUTHERLY 21.0 feet then turning and running NORTHWESTERLY on two courses 8329 feet and 42 feet + (the second course being the width of Prescott Street) then turning and running SOUTHWESTERLY 40.79 feet along the westerly sideline of Prescott Street then turning and running NORTHWESTERLY 37.3 feet along the rear property line of property at 14 16 Russell Street then turning and running WESTERLY 100.90 feet along the rear property line of properties on the southerly side of Russell Street, then turning and running SOUTHWESTERLY 328.49 feet along the rear lot lines of properties on the easterly side of Russell Terrace to Winslow Street then NORTHWESTERLY 151.34 feet along the northeasterly sideline of Winslow Street and across Russell Terrace then turning and running SOUTHWESTERLY 68 feet + along the northwesterly sideline of Russell Terrace then turning and running NORTHWESTERLY 273.96 feet along the northeasterly sideline of land of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to the point of beginning.

All of the foregoing measurements being more or less; and shown on a plan entitled "Russell Historic District, Arlington, Massachusetts by C. F. Rinciari, Town Engineer," dated January, 1983.

B. Enlargement (Voted 4/3/85) Added the properties numbered 12, 14 16, 20 and 22 Prescott Street, said area being bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the NORTHWESTERLY sideline of Prescott Street at the intersection of the SOUTHERLY lot line of the property numbered 12 Prescott Street, thence going NORTHWESTERLY along said SOUTHERLY lot line a distance of 116.50 feet to a point on the rear lot line, thence going NORTHEASTERLY along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 12, 14 16, 20 and 22 Prescott Street a distance of 204.38 feet to a point at the intersection of the NORTHERLY sideline of said property on two courses, distances of 100.9 feet and 37.3 feet to a point on the NORTHWESTERLY sideline of Prescott Street, thence going SOUTHWESTERLY along the NORTHWESTERLY sideline of Prescott Street a distance of 256.0 feet to the point of beginning.

Be all of said measurements more or less, and shown on a plan entitled "Russell Historic District Expansion, Arlington, Massachusetts" by C. F. Rinciari, Town Engineer, January 1984.

Section 4. Description of Pleasant Street Historic District

A. Original District (Voted 5/16/88) The Pleasant Street historic district is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the southeasterly side of Pleasant Street at the intersection of the southwesterly sideline of Swan Street, then running southeasterly 83.16' along the southwesterly sideline of Swan Street, then turning and running southwesterly 54.45' along the rear property line of #40 and #42 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 176.96' along the northeasterly property line of #60 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 290.81' along the rear property line of #60 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 155.11' along the southwesterly property line of #60 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 85.0' along the rear property line of #66 Pleasant Street and across Lombard Road, then turning and running southeasterly 55.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Lombard Road, then turning and running southwesterly 90.0' along the rear property line of #74 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 50.0' along the northeasterly property line of #80 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 76.15' along the rear property line of #80 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 8.0' along the southwesterly property line of #80 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 132.99' along the rear property line of #86 Pleasant Street and across Wellington Street, then turning and running southeasterly 70.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Wellington Street, then turning and running southwesterly 90.0' along the rear property line of #94 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 65.0' along the southwesterly property line of #94 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 141.0' along the rear property line of #100 Pleasant Street and across Addison Street, then turning and running southeasterly 25.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Addison Street, then turning and running southwesterly 101.0' along the rear property line of #108 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 5.0' , then turning and running southwesterly 313.77' along the rear property line of #114 Pleasant Street across Hopkins Road along the rear property line of #118 Pleasant Street and across Peabody Road, then turning and running southeasterly 167.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Peabody Road, then turning and running southwesterly 57.93' along the rear property line of #128 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 135.0' along the southwesterly property line of #128 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 33.0', then turning and running northeasterly 70.0' along the southwesterly sideline of #128 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 93.16' along the rear property line of Lot A and across Lakeview, then turning and running southeasterly 50.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Lakeview, then turning and running southwesterly on two courses 51.0' and 106.0' along the rear property lines of #140 and #144 Pleasant Street and across Spring Valley then turning and running southeasterly 72.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Spring Valley, then turning and running southwesterly 51.38' along the rear property line of #146, #148 and #150 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly on two courses 37.0' and 22.0' and southwesterly 71.0' along the rear property line of #152 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 20.9' along the northeasterly property line of #156 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 150.63' along the rear property lines of #156 and #160 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 27.0' along the southwesterly property line of #160 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 80.60' along the rear property line of #164 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 7.0' then turning and running southwesterly 200.0' along the rear property line of #168 Pleasant Street and across Chapman Street, then turning and running northwesterly 65.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Chapman Street then turning and running southwesterly on three courses, 55.0' 8.0' and 55.0' along the rear property line of #176 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 47.0' along the rear property line of #3 Chapman Street, then turning and running southwesterly 122.62' along the rear property lines of #180 - #182 and #184 - #186 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 26.0' along the southwesterly property line of #184 - #186 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 269.0' along the rear property line of #188 and #190 Pleasant Street across Gould Road and along the rear property line of #194 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 24.9' along the northeasterly property line of #200 Pleasant Street; then turning and running southwesterly 89.73' along the rear property line of #200 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 331.31' along the northeasterly property line of #204 - #206 Pleasant Street, then turning and running westerly 437.0' along the shore of Spy Pond behind the properties numbered #204 - #206 Pleasant Street through #218 Pleasant Street, then turning and running north 15.0' along the northeasterly property line of #220 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 260.0' along the shoreline of Spy Pond behind the properties #220 and #226 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 5.0' along the northeasterly property line of #232 - #234 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 580.0' along the shoreline of Spy Pond and behind the properties #232 - #234 Pleasant Street through #256 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly on two courses 60.0' and 128.0' to the centerline of Pleasant Street, then turning and running southwesterly 132.0' along the centerline of Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 125.0' along the northeasterly sideline of Venner Road to the northerly property line of #5 Venner Road, then turning and running northeasterly 125.0' along the northerly property line of #5 Venner Road and #259 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 10.0', then turning and running northeasterly 132.10' along the rear property line of #259 Pleasant Street, Lot B and #253 Pleasant Street then turning and running southeasterly 10.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Brunswick Road, then turning and running northeasterly 166.27' across Brunswick Road and along the rear property lines of #251 Pleasant Street and Lot 47, then turning and running northwesterly 108.0' along the southwesterly property line of #243 Pleasant Street, then turning and running easterly 218.73' along the rear property line of #243 Pleasant Street and #239 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 28.40' along the southwesterly property line of #235 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 370.16' along the rear property line of #235, #231 and #223 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 209.79' along the rear property line of #215 and #211 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 15.0' along the northwesterly property line of #207 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 123.5' along the rear property line of #207 and #205 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 16.35' along the northeasterly property line of #205 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 104.88' along the rear property line of #201 and #199 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 70.05' along the northeasterly property line of #199 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 105.02' along the rear property line of #195 Pleasant Street to Kensington Park, then turning and running northwesterly 63.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Kensington Park, then turning and running northeasterly 146.3' across Kensington Park and along the rear property line of #187 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 60.0' along the northeasterly property line of #187 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 81.0' along the rear property line of #183 Pleasant Street to Norfolk Road, then turning and running northwesterly 28.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Norfolk Road, then turning and running northeasterly 139.31' across Norfolk Road and the rear property line of Lot A and #175 Pleasant Street to Monadnock Road, then turning and running northwesterly 38.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Monadnock Road, then turning and running northeasterly 115.50' across Monadnock Road to the side property line of #1 Monadnock Road, then turning and running northwesterly 155.58' along the southwesterly property line of #163 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 154.4' along the rear property line of #163 and #159 Pleasant Street to Gray Street, then turning and running northwesterly 40.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Gray Street and turning and running northeasterly 140.0' across Gray Street and the rear property line of #149 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 70.0' along the southwesterly property line of #145 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 96.02' along the rear property line of #145 Pleasant Street to Irving Street, then turning and running northwesterly 70.0' along the southwesterly side of Irving Street, then turning and running northeasterly 114.0' across Irving Street and along the rear property line of #141 - #143 and #137 - #139 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 100.0' along the southwesterly property line of #135 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 286.0' along the rear property line of #135 and #129 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 115.0' along the southwesterly property line of #125 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 100.88' along the rear property line of #125 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 163.86' along the northeasterly property line of #125 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 116.30' along the rear property line of #119 Pleasant Street to Oak Knoll, then turning and running southeasterly 23.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Oak Knoll, then turning and running northeasterly 153.0' across Oak Knoll and along the rear property line of #111 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 12.0' along the northeasterly property line of #111 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 100.97' along the rear property line of #105 Pleasant Street to Pelham Terrace, then turning and running southeasterly 25.0' along the southwesterly sideline of Pelham Terrace then turning and running northeasterly on three courses 103.36', 16.97' and 26.0' across Pelham Terrace and along the rear property line of #93 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 86.0' along the southwesterly property line of #87 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 84.13' along the rear property line of #87 Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 65.84' along the northeasterly property line of #87 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 145.42' along the rear property line of #75 Pleasant Street to Maple Street, then turning and running southeasterly 196.95' along the southwesterly sideline of Maple Street to Pleasant Street, then turning and running northeasterly 485' along the northwesterly sideline of Pleasant Street, then turning and running southeasterly 70.0' across Pleasant Street to the point of beginning.

All of the forgoing measurements being more or less; and shown on a plan entitled "Pleasant Street Historic District, Arlington, Massachusetts", by C. F. Rinciari, Town Engineer, dated January, 1988.

B. Enlargement (voted 4/29/91) Added the properties numbered 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19-21, 20, and 23-25 Wellington Street, said properties being bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the northwesterly corner of the rear property line of the property numbered 8 Wellington Street, said point abutting the Pleasant Street Historic District, thence going southwesterly along the northwesterly sideline of 8 Wellington Street a distance of 76.15 feet to an angle point, thence going northwesterly along said property line a distance of 8.0 feet to an angle point, thence going southwesterly along the same property line and across Wellington Street, a distance of 132.99 feet to a point on the southerly sideline of Wellington Street, thence going southeasterly along the southerly sideline of Wellington Street a distance of 70 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly along the northwesterly lot line of the property numbered 11 Wellington Street a distance of 90.0 feet to a point on the rear property line of said property, thence going southeasterly along the rear lot lines of properties numbered 11, 15, 19, 23-25 Wellington Street a distance of 320.0 feet to a point at the southerly sideline of the property numbered 23-25 Wellington Street, thence going northeasterly along said sideline a distance of 90.0 feet to the southerly sideline of Wellington Street, thence going northwesterly along the southerly sideline of Wellington Street a distance of 87.7 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly across Wellington St. and along the northerly sideline of Lombard Terrace distances of 40 feet and 94.4 feet to a point at the rear lot line of the property numbered 20 Wellington Street, thence going northwesterly along the rear property line of the properties numbered 20 and 18 Wellington Street distances of 60.95 and 80.2 feet to a point on the southerly sideline of the property numbered 14 Wellington Street, thence going northeasterly on said property line a distance of 74.73 feet to a point on the rear property line, thence going northwesterly along the rear property line of the properties numbered 14 and 8 Wellington Street a distance of 154.15 feet to the point of beginning.

Be all of said measurements more or less, and shown on a plan entitled "Pleasant Street Historic District Expansion, Arlington, Mass." November 1990, by C. F. Rinciari, Town Engineer.

C. Second Enlargement (ART. 58, ATM - 05/06/02)
Added thereto the land and buildings now known as and numbered 7, 11, 12, 14, 16, and 17 Pelham Terrace, and 30 Academy Street (formerly called 20 Pelham Terrace), said properties being bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point in the southeasterly corner of the rear property line of the property numbered 12 Pelham Terrace, said point abutting the Pleasant Street Historic District, thence going northwesterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 12, 14 and 16 Pelham Terrace a distance of 208.15 feet to a point at the southeasterly corner of the property numbered 30 Academy Street, thence continuing northwesterly along the southerly lot line of the property numbered 30 Academy Street a distance of 122 +/- feet to a point at the rear property line of the property numbered 32 Academy Street, thence going northeasterly along said lot line a distance of 60.0 feet to a point, thence going northwesterly along said lot line of the property numbered 32 Academy Street a distance of 10.0 feet to a point, thence going northerly and Northwesterly on two courses along said lot line of the property numbered 32 Academy Street distances of 74.24 feet and 83.58 feet to the easterly sideline of Academy Street, thence continuing northeasterly along the easterly sideline of Academy Street a distance of 20.75 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly along the southerly sideline of the property numbered 28 Academy Street distances of 75.05 feet and 65.20 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly along the rear lot line of the property numbered 28 Academy Street a distance of 48.35 feet to a point on the northerly sideline of said property, thence going southeasterly on the northerly sideline of the property numbered 30 Academy Street and along the rear property line of the properties numbered 17, 11 and 7 Pelham Terrace a distance of 341.97 to a point on the existing Pleasant Street Historic District line and the rear lot line of the property numbered 93 Pleasant Street, thence going southwesterly along the rear lot line of said property a distance of 26.0 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly along the same lot line a distance of 16.97 feet to a point, thence continuing southwesterly along the same lot line and across Pelham Terrace, distances of 63.36 feet and 40.0 feet to a point on the southerly sideline of Pelham Terrace, a distance of 25 feet +/- to a point at the northeasterly sideline of the property numbered 12 Pelham Terrace, thence going southwesterly along said sideline a distance of 100.97 feet to the point of beginning. As shown on a Plan entitled “Pelham Terrace Historic District Expansion, Arlington, Massachusetts” by Richard A. Bento, Town Engineer, December 2001.

D. Third Enlargement (ART. 23, ATM – 05/21/05)
Added thereto the land and buildings now known as and numbered 5-7, 9, 11, 13, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 26A, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 41, 42, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, &55 Academy Street, 17 Irving Street, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, & 28 Maple Street, 734-36 Massachusetts Avenue, and 67 Pleasant Street, said properties being bounded and described as follows:

Starting at a beginning point on the northwesterly sideline of Academy Street 91.53 feet from the easterly sideline of Irving Street, thence going northwesterly a distance of 186.20 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 115.70 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 19.08 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 114.78 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 100.00 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 191.80 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 15.00 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 860.24 feet to a point, thence going easterly a distance of 12.00 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 98.55 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 77.00 feet to a point (being the southerly sideline of Massachusetts Avenue), thence going southwesterly a distance of 231.00 feet to a point, thence going southerly a distance of 45.00 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 372.15 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 135.00 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 18.95 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 106.00 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 20.00 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 106.00 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 316.40 to a point on the northwesterly sideline of Pleasant Street, thence going southwesterly a distance of 165.83 feet to a point, thence going northwesterly a distance of 204.50 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 145.42 feet to a point, thence going northerly a distance of 64.60 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 84.12 feet to a point, thence going northwesterly a distance of 259.75 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 48.35 feet to a point, thence going northerly a distance of 140.25 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 20.75 feet to a point, thence going southerly a distance of 83.68 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 74.24 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 10.00 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 60.00 feet to a point (the previous 13 bounds being boundaries of the pre-existing Pleasant Street Historic District) thence going northwesterly a distance of 69.30 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 63.10 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 25.00 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 68.65 feet to a point, thence going southeasterly a distance of 110.00 feet to a point, thence going westerly a distance of 49.83 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 78.05 feet to a point, thence going northerly a distance of 16.00 feet to a point, thence going westerly a distance of 100.88 feet to a point, thence going southerly a distance of 112.00 feet to a point, thence going westerly a distance of 46.69 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly a distance of 292.66 feet to a point, thence going northwesterly along a curve (being the westerly sideline of Irving Street) a distance of 323.76 feet to a point, thence going northeasterly a distance of 131.53 feet to the point of beginning. All of said dimensions being more or less, or however said area may be otherwise bounded and described. Shown on a plan entitled “Academy and Maple Street Expansion of the Pleasant Street Historic District, Arlington-Mass January 2005" by Ronald Santosuosso, Town Engineer, dated 1/14/05.”

E. Fourth Enlargement (ART. 34, ATM - 4/26/06)
Added thereto the land and buildings now known as and numbered 7, 11, 15, 17, 19, 20 21, and 24 Oak Knoll, and a portion of the rear yard of 119 Pleasant Street, said properties being bound and described as follows:

Starting at a beginning point on the southwesterly sideline of Oak Knoll, about 148 feet northwesterly of the northwesterly sideline of Pleasant Street, and running southwesterly 116.3 feet through the property now known as and numbered 119 Pleasant Street, then turning and running northwesterly 147.86 feet along the side yard of said 119 Pleasant Street and the rear yards of 20 and 24 Oak Knoll, then turning and running northerly along the property line of said 24 Oak Knoll 78.05 feet, then turning and running northeasterly by the same, 49.83 feet, then turning and running northwesterly along the property line of 21 Oak Knoll, 110 feet, then turning and running northeasterly by the same 68.65 feet, then turning and running northerly by the property line of 19 Oak Knoll 25 feet, then turning and running northeasterly by the same, 63.1 feet, then turning and running southeasterly by the property lines of 19, 17, 15, 11, and 7 Oak Knoll, in three courses, 69.3 feet, 122+ feet, and 196+ feet, then turning and running southwesterly along the property lines of 7 Oak Knoll and 111 Pleasant Street, and across Oak Knoll, 153 feet, then turning and running northwesterly along the aforesaid southwesterly sideline of Oak Knoll 23 feet to the point of beginning. All of said dimensions being more or less, or however said area may be otherwise bounded and described. Meaning and intending to include all of the land and buildings lying between Pleasant Street and Academy Street and not heretofore made part of the Pleasant Street Historic District. Shown on a plan entitled “Oak Knoll Expansion of the Pleasant Street Historic District, Arlington Mass January 2006" by Ronald Santosuosso, Town Engineer, dated 1/31/06.

Section 5. Description of the Mount Gilboa/Crescent Hill Historic District

(Voted - 4/29/91) (Voted - 04/27/15)
The Mount Gilboa/Crescent Hill Historic District is bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point on the Arlington - Lexington Town line at the intersection of the lot line between the properties numbered 195 and 197 Westminster Avenue, thence going northeasterly along said lot line and the lot line between the properties numbered 110 and 118 Crescent Hill Avenue, thence across Crescent Hill Avenue and along the lot line between the properties numbered 109 and 117 Crescent Hill Avenue a total distance of 480 feet to the northerly lot corner of the property numbered 109 Crescent Hill Avenue, thence turning southeasterly along the rear property line of said property a distance of 100.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of said property thence turning northeasterly and going along the property line numbered 105 Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 50.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of said property, thence turning southeasterly along the rear lot line of said property a distance of 100.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going southwesterly on side line of said property a distance of 60.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of the property numbered 93 Crescent Hill Avenue, thence going southeasterly along the rear lot line of said property and to the centerline of Montague Street, a distance of 120.0 feet, thence turning and going southwesterly along the center line of Montague Street a distance of 50.0 feet to a point, thence turning and going southeasterly across Montague Street and along the rear lot line of the property numbered 79 Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 120.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going northeasterly along the property line numbered 69 Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 60 feet to the northerly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going southeasterly along the rear property lines of said property and 61 Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 200.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of the property numbered 61 Crescent Hill Avenue, thence turning and going southwesterly along said lot line a distance of 80.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of the property numbered 57 Crescent Hill Avenue, thence turning and going southeasterly and southerly on two courses, distances of 42.0 feet and 67.47 feet to the side line of Westmoreland Avenue, thence going southeasterly across Westmoreland Avenue a distance of 20.0 feet to the center line of said street, thence turning and going northeasterly along the centerline of Westmoreland Avenue, a distance of 64.47 feet to a point, thence turning southeasterly and going across Westmoreland Avenue and along the rear lot line of the property numbered 41 Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 70.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of said property, thence going southwesterly along sideline of said property and across Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 120.0 feet to the centerline of Crescent Hill Avenue, thence turning and going southeasterly along the centerline of Crescent Hill Avenue a distance of 50.0 feet to a point, thence going southwesterly across Crescent Hill Avenue and along the rear property line of the properties numbered, 53, 49 and 45 Westmoreland Avenue a distance of 170.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of the property numbered 115 Westminster Avenue, thence turning and going southeasterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 115, 109 and 103 Westminster Avenue a distance of 240.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of the property numbered 103 Westminster Avenue, thence going southwesterly along sideline of said property a distance of 40.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of the property numbered 99 Westminster Avenue, thence going southeasterly along the rear line of said property and of the property numbered 97 Westminster Avenue a distance of 97.2 feet to the northwesterly sideline of Park Place, thence southeasterly across Park Place a distance of 17 feet more or less to the southeasterly sideline of Park Place, thence turning and going easterly and northeasterly in two courses along said sideline and across Madison Avenue, distances of 160 feet more or less, and 410 feet more or less to the northeasterly sideline of Madison Avenue, thence turning and going northwesterly 60.0 feet along the northeasterly sideline of Madison Avenue, thence turning and going northeasterly along a lot line of conservation land a distance of 300.0 feet to the southwesterly sideline of Orient Avenue, thence turning and going southwesterly along said sideline of Orient Avenue, a distance of 242.0 feet to the northwesterly sideline of Summit Street, thence continuing southwesterly across Summit Street a distance of 57 feet more or less to the southeasterly sideline of Summit Street thence turning and going southwesterly and southerly on the southeasterly sideline of Summit Street on a curve to the left with a radius of 649.25 feet a distance of 360 feet more or less to the centerline of Alpine Street, thence turning and going southwesterly across Alpine Street, a distance of 60 feet more or less to a point on the northwesterly sideline of Alpine Street, thence continuing southwesterly along a lot line of conservation land a distance of 340 feet more or less to a point, thence continuing southwesterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 14 and 8-10 Park Avenue Extension a distance of 53 feet more or less to a point at the intersection of the southwesterly lot line of the property numbered 8-10 Park Avenue Extension, thence turning and going southeasterly along said sideline and to the centerline of Park Avenue Extension distances of 245.75 feet and 20 feet, thence going southerly along the centerline of Park Avenue Extension a distance of 190 feet more or less to the intersection of the centerline of Lowell Street, thence turning and going westerly along the centerline of Lowell Street a distance of 365 feet more or less to a point opposite the easterly lot line of the property numbered 131 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northerly across Lowell Street and along the easterly lot line of said property, distances of 25.0 feet and 60.87 feet to the northeasterly lot corner of said lot, thence going northwesterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 131, 133, 135 and 137 Lowell Street a distance of 151.80 feet to the southerly lot line of the property numbered 42-44 Westminster Avenue, thence turning and going southwesterly along said lot line and the southerly lot line of the property numbered 147 Lowell Street a distance of 108.33 feet to the northeasterly sideline of Lowell Street, thence going northwesterly along the northeasterly sideline of Lowell Street a distance of 263.5 feet to a point at the intersection of the southeasterly sideline of the property numbered 159 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northeasterly along said sideline a distance of 90.0 feet to the northeasterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going northwesterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 159, 163 and 167 Lowell Street distances of 45.25, 34.75 and 45.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of the property numbered 167 Lowell Street, thence going northeasterly along the lot line of the property numbered 169 and 171 Lowell Street a distance of 10.0 feet to the easterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going northwesterly along said rear lot line a distance of 60.0 feet to the northerly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going southwesterly along said lot line a distance of 102.0 feet to the northeasterly sideline of Lowell Street, thence turning and going northwesterly along the northeasterly sideline of Lowell Street, a distance of 467 feet more or less to the intersection of the southeasterly lot line of the property numbered 209 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northeasterly along said lot line and the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 7, 11 and 15 West Court Terrace a distance of 219.79 feet, thence continuing northeasterly along the southeasterly lot line of the property numbered 105 Westminster Avenue a distance of 10.0 feet to a point, thence turning and going northwesterly through said property and the property numbered 110 Westminster Avenue and continuing along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 114 and 118 Westminster Avenue a distance of 200 feet more or less to the rear lot corner of the property numbered 16 West Court Terrace, thence turning and going southwesterly along the rear lot line of the properties numbered 16 and 12 West Court Terrace a distance of 100 feet more or less to the northeasterly lot corner of the property numbered 221 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northwesterly along the rear lot line of said property a distance of 51.0 feet to the northwesterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going southwesterly along said sideline a distance of 84.9 feet to the northeasterly sideline of Lowell Street, thence turning and going northwesterly along the northeasterly sideline of Lowell Street a distance of 193.78 feet to the rear lot line of the property numbered 4 Westmoreland Avenue, thence turning and going northeasterly along the rear property lines of said property and Lot B a distance of 103.48 feet to the northeasterly lot corner of the property known as lot Pt. 9 and Pt. 10 on Lowell Street, thence turning and going northwesterly along the rear line of said property a distance of 50.0 feet to the northwesterly lot corner of said lot, thence turning and going northeasterly and the southeasterly lot line of the property numbered 243 Lowell Street a distance of 18.47 feet to the northeasterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 243 and 251 Lowell Street in three courses distances of 100.0 feet northwesterly, 5.0 feet southwesterly and 50.0 feet northwesterly to the southeasterly lot line of the property numbered 255 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northeasterly along said lot line a distance of 10.0 feet to the northeasterly lot corner of said property, thence turning and going northwesterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 255, 257 and 261 Lowell Street a distance of 200.0 feet to the northwesterly lot corner of 261 Lowell Street, thence turning and going southwesterly along the northwesterly lot line of said lot a distance of 15.8 feet to the northeasterly lot corner of 265 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northwesterly along the rear lot lines of the properties numbered 265 and 269 Lowell Street a distance of 100.30 feet to the northwesterly lot corner of the property numbered 269 Lowell Street, thence turning and going northeasterly on the southeasterly lot line of a property numbered 271 Lowell Street a distance of 11.0 feet to the rear corner of said property, thence turning and going northwesterly along the rear lot line of said property a distance of 53 feet more or less to the Lexington - Arlington Town Line, thence turning and going northeasterly along the Lexington - Arlington Town Line through the property number 194 Westminster Avenue and lot Pt. 15 and across Westminster Avenue a distance of 182 feet more or less to the point of beginning.

All the forgoing measurements being more or less; and shown on a plan entitled "Mount Gilboa/Crescent Hill Historic District, Arlington, Massachusetts", by C.F. Rinciari, Town Engineer, dated November, 1990.

Section 6. Description of Avon Place Historic District

(Voted 4/22/96)
The Avon Place Historic District is bounded and described as
follows:

Beginning at a point on the southwesterly side of Massachusetts Avenue at the southerly sideline of the property at 390 Massachusetts Avenue and running Southwesterly 526.08 feet along said sideline, the rear lot lines of 8-10, 14, 16-18 and 22-24 Avon Place, and a portion of the way called Avon Place, then turning and running
Northerly 218 feet more or less along said way and the rear lot line of the properties numbered 25 and 29 Avon Place being bounded on the west by land formerly of the Lexington and West Cambridge Railroad, then turning and running
Northeasterly in two courses, 336.25 feet and 13.62 feet along the sideline of said 25 Avon Place and the rear lot lines of 19, 15, and 11 Avon Place, then turning and running
Southeasterly 37.5 feet by the sideline of said 11 Avon Place, then turning and running Northeasterly again 87.12 feet by the rear lot line of 7 Avon Place and the sideline 400-402 Massachusetts Avenue, then turning and running
Northerly again 8.16 feet by said 400-402 Massachusetts Avenue, then turning and running
Northeasterly again in three courses 18.05 feet, 12.16 feet and 29.53 feet along the sideline of said 400-402 Massachusetts Avenue, then turning and running
Southerly 199 feet more or less along the front lot line of said 400-402 Massachusetts Avenue, said way, and the front lot line of said 390 Massachusetts Avenue, to the point of beginning. All of the foregoing measurements being more or less; and shown on a plan entitled "Avon Place Historic District, Arlington, Mass." by Jos. N. Loyacano, Town Engineer, dated August 1995.

Section 7. Description of Jason/Gray Historic District

(Voted 5/4/98)
The Jason/Gray Historic District is bounded and described as follows: (ART. 22, ATM – 05/04/98)

Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Massachusetts Avenue at the intersection of the Westerly side line of #7 Jason Street. Thence, going Easterly along the Southerly side of Massachusetts Avenue to the Easterly lot line of #742 Massachusetts Avenue a distance of 345.7 feet. Thence, turning Southerly along the Easterly lot line of #742 Massachusetts Avenue a distance of 98.55 feet. Thence, turning Westerly of said lot a distance of 12.40 feet. Thence, turning Southwesterly along the rear lot lines of #6, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 26-28, 30-32, and 34 Jason Street a distance of 871.53 feet. Thence, turning Westerly along the Southerly lot line of #34 Jason Street a distance of 15.0 feet, thence, turning Southwesterly along the rear lot lines of #34, 40 and 44 Jason Street a distance of 197.12 feet. Thence, turning Westerly along the Southerly lot line of #44 Jason Street a distance of 102 feet more or less. Thence, turning Southerly through #51 Academy Street and along the rear lot line of #46 Jason Street distances of 10 feet and 104.78 feet. Thence, turning Westerly along said lot a distance of 4.6 feet. Thence, turning Southerly along the rear lot lines of #46 and 50 Jason Street distances of 19.08 feet and 100 fee. Thence, continuing Southerly along the Easterly lot line of #51-53 Irving Street a distance of 16.0 feet, thence, turning Easterly along the rear lot line of #47 Irving Street and lot Pt. 5, a distance of 186.20 feet to the Northwesterly sideline of Academy Street. Thence, turning Southwesterly along said sideline of Academy Street to the Northeasterly sideline of Irving Street a distance of 91.53 feet. Thence, turning Southerly from side point across Irving Street to the Southwesterly sideline of Irving Street a distance of 40 feet. Thence, continuing Southerly along the Easterly lot line of #51-53 Irving Street a distance of 16.0 feet, thence, turning Easterly along the rear lot line of #47 Irving Street and lot Pt. 5, a distance of 186.20 feet to the Northwesterly sideline of Academy Street. Thence, turning Southwesterly along said sideline of Academy Street to the Northeasterly sideline of Irving Street a distance of 91.53 feet. Thence, turning Southerly from side point across Irving Street to the Southwesterly sideline of Irving Street a distance of 40 feet. Thence, turning Southeasterly along said sideline of Irving Street a distance of 189.31 feet more or less to the Easterly lot line of #24 Irving Street. Thence, turning Southwesterly along said lot line of #24 Irving Street distances of 56.38 and 74.94 feet. Thence, turning Southeasterly on said lot line a distance of 8.0 feet. Thence, turning Southwesterly on said lot line distances of 26.57 feet and 80.69 feet to the rear lot line of #24 Irving Street. Thence, turning Northwesterly along said lot line and along the Southerly lot line of #8 Ravine Street a distance of 135.02 feet. Thence, turning Southerly along the Easterly lot line of #33 Gray Street a distance of 125.90 feet.

Thence, turning Southwesterly across Gray Street to the Easterly lot line of #38 Gray Street intersecting with the Southerly sideline of Gray Street a distance of 68 feet more or less. Thence, turning Southerly along said Easterly lot line a distance of 197.65 feet. Thence, turning Northwesterly along the rear lot line of #38 Gray Street a distance of 146.68 feet. Thence, turning Northeasterly along the Westerly lot line of said lot a distance of 40.81 feet. Thence, turning Easterly a distance of 10.91 feet. Thence, turning Northeasterly along said lot line and across Gray Street a distance of 161.17 feet to the Southerly lot line of #13 Ravine Street. Thence, turning Westerly along the Southerly lot line of #13 Ravine Street a distance of 34 feet more or less. Thence turning Northerly along the rear lot line of #13 Ravine Street a distance of 103.75 feet. Thence, turning Westerly along the Southerly sideline of #9 Ravine Street a distance of 59.0 feet. Thence, turning Northerly along the rear lot line of said lot a distance of 80.29 feet. Thence, turning Westerly along the Southerly lot line of #72 Jason Street a distance of 89.86 feet to the Easterly sideline of Jason Street. Thence, turning Northeasterly along the frontage of #72 Jason Street a distance of 168.54 feet intersecting with the Southerly sideline of Irving Street. Thence, turning Northwesterly across Irving Street and Jason Street to a point of intersection at the Southerly lot line of #59 Jason Street and the Westerly sideline of Jason Street a distance of 53.0 feet more or less. Thence, turning Westerly along said lot and lot 37B and the Northerly sideline of Irving Street a distance of 127.50 feet. Thence, turning Northeasterly along the rear of #59 Jason Street a distance of 81.0 feet. Thence, turning Northwesterly along the Southerly lot Northerly sideline of said lot a distance of 84.90 feet. Thence, turning Northeasterly along the rear lot lines of #51, 45, 41, 37-39, 35, 31, 27 Jason Street, 14 & 11 Jason Court and 17 Jason Street a distance of 877.12 feet more or less. Thence, turning Easterly along the Northerly sideline of #17 Jason Street a distance of 86.97 feet. Thence, turning southerly along said lot a distance of 20.0 feet. Thence, turning Easterly along the Northerly sideline of said lot a distance of 90.0 feet. Thence, turning Northerly along the rear of #15-15A Jason Street and across Jason Terrace a distance of 115 feet. Thence, turning Westerly along the Northerly sideline of Jason Terrace a distance of 50.0 feet more or less. Thence, turning Northerly along the rear lot line of #7 Jason Street a distance of 85.0 feet. Thence, turning Easterly along the rear lot line of #7 Jason Street a distance of 2.0 feet. Thence, turning Northerly along the rear of #7 Jason Street a distance of 152.0 feet to the point of beginning.

All the foregoing measurements being more or less, and shown on a plan entitled “Jason/Gray Historic District, Arlington, Mass. By Richard A. Bento, Town Engineer, dated October 1997.”

ARTICLE 3
DISTRICT COMMISSIONS

Section 1. Establishment of Commissions.

There is a separate Historic District Commission for each of the Districts.
Each Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Select Board.

Section 2. Composition of Commissions.

(ART. 12, ATM – 04/28/03)
Each Commission consists of seven persons, six of whom serve on all of the Commissions (hereinafter referred to as the “at large” Commissioners) and one of whom is a resident or property owner from each respective district.

For purposes of this section, the term, partnership, “resident or property owner”shall include the designee of a property owner which is a corporation trust, or other such entity. The at large Commissioners shall include a nominee of The Arlington Historical Society, a nominee of the Chapter of the American Institute of Architects covering Arlington, a nominee of the Board of Realtors covering Arlington, and three residents of the Town, or persons having a principal place of business in the Town, who have knowledge or background in the areas of history, architecture, historic preservation, law, urban design, or other relevant disciplines.

In the event that the Select Board (or the Commissioners on their behalf) request nominations from the three organizations above-referenced, and no such nominations are received by them within thirty (30) days, the Select Board may appoint any resident of the Town to such position, provided that such appointees are a member of The Arlington Historical Society, an architect, or a realtor, respectively. In the event that, after a diligent effort the Select Board (or the Commissioners on their behalf) are unable to find or persuade any resident or property owner in a particular district to serve as the district representative, then the Select Board may appoint any resident of the Town to such position for a term that will end when a resident or property owner of such district evinces their willingness to serve and is duly appointed by the Select Board.

Section 3. Alternate Members.

(ART. 12, ATM – 04/28/03)

A. Designation. In the case of vacancy, absence, or inability or unwillingness to act because of personal interest or other reason on the part of one or more of the Commissioners, the Chairperson (or, in their absence the Vice Chairperson or acting chairperson shall designate one of the alternate members to act as a voting member of the relevant Commission for the duration of such vacancy, absence, or inability or unwillingness to act as the case may be, and may revoke such designation.

B. Appointment. The Select Board may from time to time appoint alternate members for terms of three years. In addition to such appointees, the following shall be ex-officio alternate members of each Commission: the resident or property owner representatives on each of the other Commissions and the members of the Arlington Historical Commission.

Section 4. Associate Members.

The Commissions may, from time to time, appoint associate members, without voting rights, for terms of one year.

Section 5. Term of Office.

Each Commissioner shall be appointed to a term of three years and shall serve until their successor is appointed and qualified, provided that those Commissioners in office at the effective date of this By-law will continue in office until the terms to which they were theretofore appointed have expired. In the event of a vacancy caused by death, resignation, or other cause, the appointment shall be until the expiration of the term to which the Commissioner was appointed. In the case of a Commissioner who was originally appointed by reason of being a nominee of one of the three organizations listed in Section 2 of this Article 3, the Select Board may appoint such person to one or more subsequent terms without again requesting nominations from such organizations, provided that the person remains a member of The Arlington Historical Society, an architect, or a realtor respectively.

Section 6. Officers.

The Commissions shall annually elect from their membership as a whole a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Secretary, and, subject to appropriation, an Executive Secretary from outside their membership.

Section 7. Operation.

The several Commissions shall meet and deliberate collectively, but only the seven members of a particular Commission shall vote upon the issuance or denial of certificates, or upon other matters which come before them, with respect to such District.

ARTICLE 4
AUTHORITY OF COMMISSIONS AND LIMITATIONS THEREON

Section 1. Powers of the Commissions

No building or structure within any District shall be removed, constructed or altered in any way that affects the exterior architectural features unless the relevant Commission shall first have issued a certificate of appropriateness, non-applicability, or hardship with respect to such removal, construction, or alteration.

Any person who desires to obtain any one of such certificates shall file with such Commission an application therefor in such form as the Commission may reasonably determine, together with such plans, elevations, materials, or other information (including, in the case of demolition or removal, a statement of the proposed condition and appearance of the property thereafter) as may be reasonably deemed necessary by the Commission to enable it to make a determination on the application.

No permit for the construction of a building or structure or for alteration of an exterior architectural feature within the District and no permit for the demolition or removal of a building or structure within the District shall be issued by any officer or department of the Town until the certificate required by this section has been issued by the relevant Commission.

Section 2. Factors to be Considered by the Commissions

In passing upon matters before it, the relevant Commission shall consider, among other things, the historic and architectural value and significance of the site, building, or structure, the general design, arrangement, texture, material, and color of the features involved, and the relation of such features to similar features of buildings and structures in the surrounding area. In the case of new construction or additions to existing buildings or structures, the Commission shall consider the appropriateness of the size and shape of the building or structure both in relation to the land area upon which the building or structure is situated and to buildings and structures in the vicinity, and the Commission may in appropriate cases impose dimensional and set-back requirements other than those required by the Zoning By Law.
The Commission shall not consider interior arrangements or architectural features not subject to public view.

Section 3. Limitations on Authority of Commissions

Except to the extent specifically prohibited by General Laws, Chapter 40C, the authority of the Commissions shall be limited in that they shall not have power to review the following:

A. Temporary structures or signs, subject however, to such conditions as to duration of use, location, lighting, removal, and similar matters as the relevant Commission may reasonably specify.

B. Terraces, walks, driveways, sidewalks, and similar structures, or any one or more of them, provided that any such structure is substantially at grade level.

C. Walls and fences, or either of them, except those which front directly on a public way, or on a private way open to public travel.

D. Storm doors and windows, screens, window air conditioners, lighting fixtures, antennae, and similar appurtenances, or any one or more of them.

E. The color of paint.

F. The color of materials used on roofs.

G. The reconstruction, substantially similar in exterior design of a building, structure, or exterior architectural feature damaged or destroyed by fire, storm, or other disaster, provided such reconstruction is begun within one year thereafter and carried forward with due diligence.

Section 4. Signs.

In addition to the provisions of the By-law regulating signs (Title V, Article 1) the following regulations are applicable to signs in Historic Districts:

A. Small signs on residences. Small signs on residential premises in connection with the use thereof for a customary home occupation or for professional purposes, provided that only one such sign is displayed in connection with such residence.

A small sign is defined as one which is one square foot or less in area, and such a sign does not require a certificate from the relevant Commission.

B. Signs on commercial premises. Larger signs on premises used for non-residential purposes, provided that there shall not be more than one sign for each use, and that such signs shall consist of letters painted on or carved into wood without symbols or trademarks. A larger sign is defined as one which is twelve square feet or less in area, and such a sign does not require a certificate from the relevant Commission.

C. Illumination. Only indirect illumination is permitted on any sign in an Historic District.

D. When certificate required. Any sign which does not meet the descriptions in Subsections A and B above shall require a certificate from the relevant Commission, to be applied for in the manner described in the second paragraph of Section 1 of this Article 4, and to be subject to the criteria set forth in Section 2 of this Article 4.

E. Pre-existing signs. These regulations shall not apply to any sign which was in existence at the time of the establishment (or enlargement, if relevant) of any of the Districts.

Section 5. Remedies for Violations.

(ART. 18, ATM – 4/30/12)
A. Notice of Violation. If a Commissioner shall be informed or have reason to believe that any provision of this By-law or of Chapter 40C of the General Laws has been, is being, or may be violated, such Commissionershall make or cause to be made an investigation of the facts and inspect the property where the violation may exist.

If any such violation is found to exist the Chairperson of the Commissions, the Chairperson of the Commission, or the Vice-Chairperson if the former is unavailable, may cause a written notice of the purported violation to be served upon that individual(s) who are violating the provisions of the By-law or Chapter 40C or any approvals or certificates issued under the provisions of this By-law. Such notice shall direct the immediate suspension of any activity that creates the violation.

The relevant Commission shall convene at such time that it deems appropriate, to consider whether said suspension shall be made permanent and the appropriateness of other corrective orders. Failure to comply with an order of the Commission shall constitute a violation of the By-law and violators will be subject to a fine of $50 per day; each and every day that a violation exists shall be considered a separate violation. Violators shall mean any individual who is performing the work that is the subject of the violation as well as the owner of the property at which the work is being performed. Any alleged violators shall be given written notice by the Commission of the precise violation and an opportunity to be heard at the Commission hearing convened to consider the same.

Any violator who refuses to suspend work once having been ordered to do so shall be subject to a fine in the amount of $50; each and every day that the failure to suspend continues shall be considered a separate offense. No person having been served with a notice to suspend shall leave any structure in such a condition so as to be a hazard to public safety.

B. Prosecution of Violation. In addition to non-criminal disposition pursuant to the provisions of Section 21D of Chapter 40 of the General Laws, the relevant Commission may institute the appropriate criminal action or a proceeding at law or in equity to prevent any unlawful action, use, or condition, and to restrain, correct, or abate such violation.
Nothing hereinabove shall be construed to limit the authority of the Inspector of Buildings to prosecute violations of this By-law, or of said Chapter 40C, which are also violations of the State Building Code or the Zoning By-law of the Town.

ARTICLE 5
MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1. No Compensation.

The members of the Commissions shall serve without compensation.

Section 2. Interpretation.

Except to the extent specifically provided in this By-law, the definitions of terms, and powers and codes of conduct of the Commissioners shall be set forth in Chapter 40C of the General Laws.

Section 3. Validity.

In the event that any section, paragraph, or part of this By-law is declared invalid by the Attorney General or a Court of competent jurisdiction, every other section, paragraph, and part shall continue in full force and effect.

Section 4. Transitional Provisions.

This revision and recodification of the Historic District By-laws shall take effect in the manner and at the time provided by the General Laws. As of such time, but not before then, the former Title VII shall be repealed, provided that certificates and proceedings of the Commissions thereunder shall continue in full force and effect.