Historic District Commission

Who We Are

 

The Windsor Historic District Commission (HDC) is an appointed commission charged with the preservation of the historic character of the Windsor Historic District, which is generally located 250 feet to either side of Palisado Avenue, between the Farmington River and Bissell's Ferry Road.  Through its regulations, the HDC regulates the exterior appearance of all man-made structures visible from the street within the Windsor Historic District.

 

Commission Information

 

Members:               Current Membership

 

Address:                 Windsor Historic District Commission

                              c/o Planning Department

                              275 Broad Street

                              Windsor, CT 06095

 

Location                  Town Hall, Second Floor

 

General Phone:       (860) 285-1982

Fax Phone:             (860) 285-1809

General e-mail        planning@townofwindsorct.com 

 

Commission Staff

 

Abby St. Peter Kenyon, AICP

Assistant Town Planner

stpeter@townofwindsorct.com

(860) 285-1982

 

 

 

Meeting Documents

 

Agendas

Actions

Minutes

Applications

 

 

Ordinances and Regulations

 

Historic District Handbook

 

Historic District Establishing Ordinance

 

 

Maps

 

Historic District Map

 

 

Application Form

 

Application

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Not all driveway sealing products are created equal.  These products often come in two basic formulations, with either asphalt or coal tar as their main ingredients.  While neither product is free of toxic materials, a USGS study has shown that dust from surfaces coated with coal tar-based sealants contain hundreds to one-thousand times the concentration of a class of toxic chemicals known as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) than dust from surfaces treated with asphalt-based products.  Coal tar-based sealants were also the largest source of PAH contamination in 40 lakes studied by the USGS, acounting for more than half of the measured PAH pollution.

 

PAHs are a known carcinogen and a common byproduct of almost any combustion.  PAHs can be found at levels ranging from low levels in ordinary burning candles and charred meats to highly toxic levels in coal ash/tar.  Coal tar-based sealants have purportedly left PAHs on driveways at levels that would require a hazardous materials handling suit to remove them in the event of a toxic-waste cleanup of a site.

 

If your driveway is cracked and in need of sealing, please choose an asphalt-based sealing product if you are doing it yourself, or choose a professional who will use asphalt-based sealants for you.  If your driveway is structuraly fine and you just want to freshen its appearance with a fresh black coat, think twice about adding unnecessary and potentially toxic chemicals to your property.