Review Districts

The Lowell Historic Board has design review, permitting, and enforcement authority in 11 districts including the Downtown Lowell Historic District (DLHD) and ten additional neighborhood districts.

In addition to the DLHD dating from 1983, a second review district, the Acre Neighborhood District, was created in 1999 to assist in the implementation of the Acre Neighborhood District, was created in 1999 to assist in the implementation of the Acre Neighborhood Revitalization and Development Plan.  Eight additional neighborhood districts were created in 2005 in already-existing National Register districts, with one other in 2011, in order to review demolition and new construction projects.