The Historic District Commission's purpose is to review proposed exterior alterations and improvements to properties within the three (3) local historic districts of East Bridgeport & Pembroke City, Stratfield, Marina Park, and Black Rock Harbor, and to ensure that the proposed changes meet the guidelines put forth by the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The Commission’s goal is to preserve the important architectural resources within Bridgeport. Approval is required for any work seen from the street, including, but not limited to, siding, windows, roofing, porches, and additions. In order for work to proceed, a Certificate of Appropriateness is required. For homeowners not familiar with what changes are acceptable or not, the review process provides an opportunity for discussion and recommendation to ensure that the project can move forward.
Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first (1st) Tuesday of every month in the City Council Chambers of Bridgeport City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.
Listing files in 'Historic District Commission'
Secretary of the Interior Technical Preservation Services
Rehabilitation Standards and Guidelines
Bridgeport Historic District Map
Connecticut Historic Preservation Collection Historical and Architectural Surveys
Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
Preservation Connecticut (formerly Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation)
National Register of Historic Places
Bridgeport Historic Building Project 1997
National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Stratfield Historic District
Stratfield Historic District Brochure
• Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentive - Eligible applicants can earn a 20% federal tax credit for qualifying historic rehabilitation projects.
• Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit - Homeowners can apply for a 30% return of up to $30,000 on the rehabilitation of their historic home listed on the State or National Register of Historic Places.
• Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit - Learn how to qualify and apply for a 25% state tax credit on expenses used to rehabilitate a certified historic structure.
|Guy Horvath (D) (Chair)
| Susan Tabachnick (D) (Co-Chair)
|Kristen Alvanson (D)
|Stuart Sachs (D)
| Tim O'Connor (D)
| Rachel Rockwell
Asst. Zoning Administrator
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 210
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: 203-576-7217 203-576-7217
Fax: 203-576-7213 203-576-7213
*No permitting after 4pm