Architectural Preservation District Commission

Current Applications for a Certificate to Alter

48 Turkey Shore Road

Legal Notice

Residents of the Town of Ipswich, the Ipswich Architectural Preservation District Commission will hold a public hearing at a meeting on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, beginning at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom, on the application by Helen and William von Oehsen for a Certificate to Alter for substantial exterior alterations and an addition to a single family home, and for demolition of a barn and construction of a new barn containing an accessory residential unit at 48 Turkey Shore Road (Assessor’s ID 42A 005), located in the Architectural Preservation District, pursuant to Chapter 113 of the Ipswich General Bylaw. The application is on file with the Town Clerk and Planning Office in Town Hall. (Ipswich Local News, December 22, 2021)

Application Form 121621

For other 48 Turkey Shore project materials please visit this page of Current Projects 

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The Architectural Preservation District Commission (APDC) is charged with preserving and protecting historically and/or architecturally significant buildings and the characteristics of their neighborhoods that are important to the town's architectural, cultural, economic, political and social history; fostering wider public knowledge and appreciation of such neighborhoods and buildings; limiting the detrimental effect of alterations, additions, demolitions and new construction on the character of such buildings and their neighborhood settings; reviewing proposed alterations, which include demolition, substantial additions, and new construction, of or to any buildings located within the Architectural Preservation District (APD), for appropriateness and compatibility with the existing buildings, setting and neighborhood character; and facilitating the protection of the APD through a combination of binding and voluntary non-binding regulatory review.


To learn whether your project lies within the APD, refer to the APD map, below. Properties located within the APD cannot be significantly altered or demolished without a public hearing and the review and permission of the Ipswich Architectural Preservation District Commission. 

For questions about the APDC's role with your project, consult the APD bylaw below, or communicate with the Planning Office 
at 978-356-6607 x2.

For agendas and minutes for APDC meetings, click here.

APDC Application Form
APDC Process Flow Diagram

Members

APDC Members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen
  • Nancy Carlisle, Chair (2023)
  • Peter Bubriski (2022)
  • Dwight W. Thompson (2022)
  • Christopher Morse (2025)
  • Henri (Joe) Bourneuf (2024)
  • Susan Hill Dolan, Alternate (2021)

UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED, PLEASE PROVIDE 2 FULL SIZE PLAN SHEETS AND 7 SETS OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIAL ON MAXIMUM 11X17 INCH PAPER. ELECTRONIC VERSIONS OF ALL MATERIALS MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE PLANNING DIVISION.

Please contact Kristen Grubbs in the Planning and Development Department Office for more information. kristeng@ipswichma.gov or 978-356-6607 x2