Central Business Architecture Committee

About the Committee

The Central Business Architecture Committee oversees the Central Business Architecture Ordinance, whose purpose is to preserve and enhance the pedestrian-scale character, culture, economy of downtown Northampton by preserving historic and architecturally valuable buildings and features, and by encouraging compatible building design. A volunteer board composed of representatives from the real estate industry, the Chamber of Commerce, the Northampton Historical Commission, the building and construction trades industry and a registered architect come together as needed for technical assistance and public hearings for permit applications for downtown renovation and construction projects requiring design review.

Central Business Regulations


  • Aelan Tierney, Chair,
    Architect rep,
    Term expires: June 2023
  • Bridget Goggins, Realtor rep.
    Term expires June 2022
  • Emily Wright, Alternate
    Term expires June 2023
  • Joseph Blumenthal, Vice Chair
    Chamber of Commerce rep.
    Term expires June 2024
  • Melissa Frydlo, Alternate
    Term expires June 2022
  • VACANCY, Historical Commission nominee

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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