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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby St. Peter Kenyon, AICP
Assistant Town Planner
Ordinances and Regulations
Did You Know?
When building a new home, consider orienting the house to face as close to due south as possible to maximize solar access. If you want to have the option of installing solar panels for electricity (photoelectric cells) or hot water in the future, make sure that trees will not block the sun from reaching the southern roof of the house.
For a passive solar house, you should plant or preserve large deciduous trees (that drop their leaves) near the house to block the summer sun and provide for passive solar heating in the winter. Long eaves on the south side of the house can block the high summer sun from heating the inside of the house while allowing the low-angle winter sun to enter the house to warm slab floors that will radiate heat long after the sun goes down..