|Paul J. McGinley, APA
Paul McGinley, preservation planner, has administered and coordinated all types of complex projects involving historic structures and areas. During the 1960s he served as a Chief Planner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In the early 1970s he directed the planning and execution of Newburyport's award winning Historic Downtown Market Square/Waterfront Project. Paul is most knowledgeable about the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. He is proficient in the interpretation and application of National Register criteria to historic structures and historic districts that may be affected by proposed development projects.
Paul has extensive knowledge about all historic preservation regulations including requirements of the Boston Landmarks Commission, Massachusetts Historical Commission, the National Register and Section 106 requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act. His strategic preservation planning during the early phases of project planning and design ensures that a proposed project will generate strong public support and receive expeditious approvals that are key to funding and implementation. Paul has also been responsible for all historic elements of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Reports for complex projects that affect historic resources.
This includes planning and input into the design process to avoid or mitigate adverse impacts and to expedite construction schedules. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Merrimack College and a Masters in Public Administration from Northeastern University.