Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

973-635-0674

54 Fairmount Avenue 
Chatham, NJ 07928

HPC Members

James J. Greener
Regular Member - Class A Chair 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2025
Karen Franklin
Regular Member - Class B 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2025
Derrick Bell
Regular Member - Class C  02/26/2018-12/31/2021
Jack Paruta
Regular Member 01/01/2022-12/31/2205
Lynn D. Magrane
Regular Member 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2027
VANCANT
1st Alternate Class B 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2023
Brigid McMenamin
2nd Alternate Class B 01/01/2023-12/31/2024
Council Liaison: Carolyn Dempsey
Minutes Secretary: Liz Holler

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Schedule

18 Jun
Historic Preservation
Date 06.18.2024 7:30 pm
16 Jul
Historic Preservation
07.16.2024 7:30 pm
20 Aug
Historic Preservation
08.20.2024 7:30 pm
17 Sep
Historic Preservation
09.17.2024 7:30 pm
15 Oct
Historic Preservation
10.15.2024 7:30 pm
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Historic Preservation Commission Information

The Historic Preservation Commission was formed in 1989 for the purpose of recognizing and preserving historic resources in the Borough as an essential element of municipal character and identity which contributes to the reputation of Chatham Borough as a place of beauty and architectural value.


Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Borough Hall. Meetings are open to the public. Residents and business owners are always welcomed to attend.


While the Commission has identified various structures and districts in the Town's Master Plan, the Main Street Historic District is officially designated. This gives the Commission the responsibility to review and make recommendations to the Planning Board on applications for permits that affect the exterior appearance of any property in the District. The Planning Board will deny issuance of the permit or include the conditions in the permit, as the case may be.

Applications before either the Borough Planning Board or the Board of Adjustment are also submitted to the Commission for a Review Report when exterior appearance is affected.

Additionally, any applicant for a demolition permit must include detailed architectural plans with the application. Commission approval must be received for the proposed replacement structure.