Historic District Commission


  • 5:30 p.m. - Fourth Thursday of Each Month  (Except Nov. & Dec.)
  • See Calendar for Special Meetings & Cancellations.
  • Council Chambers
    Town Hall
    180 High Street 
    Wakefield, RI 02879 

Agendas & Minutes

 Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes  


The HDC consists of 7 members appointed to 3-year terms.  The current membership of the HDC incudes:

  • Murray Gates - Chair
  • David Hill - Vice Chair
  • Linda Stedman - Secretary
  • Richard Youngken
  • David Nedwidek


The purpose of the Historic District Commission is to promote historic preservation in the Kingston Historic District.  The Commission reviews plans for construction, demolition, relocation and exterior alterations of structures located in the designated historic district as well as plans for alterations to historic cemeteries.  The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity to the Planning Board and the Town Council on historic preservation issues.

  1. James D. Rabbitt, AICP

    Planning Director
    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1246

  2. Planning

    Physical Address
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1244
    Fax: (401) 788-9792

  3. Brian Wagner

    Senior Planner
    Phone: (401 789-9331 x1241