Historic District Commission

Purpose and Composition

The Historic District Commission reviews exterior and architectural changes to structures within the Historic District.  It regulates the construction, addition, alteration, repair, moving, excavation, and demolitions of resources in the Historic District.   

Members serve three-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor.  Membership includes the Mayor or an alternate selected by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council, and six city residents.  At least two members must be residents within the historic district, and one member shall be an architect.  The building inspector or that person's designee shall serve on the HDC as a resources person and shall not count toward the total of seven members.  A majority of the HDC members shall have clearly demonstrated interest in or knowledge of historic preservation.  For more information about the HDC, contact the Building Department at 248-449-9902. 

Meeting location
Northville City Hall, 215 W. Main St. 
Public invited to attend

Agendas and minutes
Current meeting minutes available on the agenda and minutes webpage
Archived minutes available here

2024 meeting dates
Generally, the HDC meets the 3rd Wednesday at 7pm

For meeting dates click here
For information on submitting a project to the HDC for review and approval, click here

Current member list
Lives in District*


James C. Allen, Chair
Leanie Bayly* 1-1-25
David Field*, Vice Chair 1-1-27
Alexander Fritz 1-1-26
Jeff Gaines, Architect 1-1-26
Thomas Gudritz* 1-1-25
Mario Tartaglia 1-1-24
Barbara Moroski-Browne
Council Liaison
 John Carter, Alternate   

Governing documents
Historic District Commission Rules and Regulations
Chapter 42 Historic Preservation
PA 169 of 1970
Maps, reports and studies

HDC members, from left, (standing) Jeff Gaines, Jim Allen, Mario Tartaglia, and Leanie Bayly (seated) Alex Fritz and David Field. Not pictured: Tom Gudritz. Photo by Liz Cezat

Members of Historic District Commission