The following links provide direct access to the .pdf document or the main page of each local jurisdiction’s historic preservation commission. Titles and vocabulary may vary from “historic guidelines” to “historic district regulations.” If you have a link to add or find an inactive link, please email us at director@napcommissions.org and let us know.

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AK

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population between 5,000 and 50,000. The introduction includes a chart that outlines types of preservation work and where information can be found within the design guidelines according to chapter. This resource is a good example for anyone looking for a general overview of preservation principles in addition to a more specific explanation of the proper protocol to follow if conducting a project in Juneau, Alaska.

AL

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. This resource is a good example of basic design guidelines that specify appropriate historic materials and finishes within Huntsville, Alabama’s historic districts. This resource uses illustrations and bullet points to outline specifications in an accessible manner.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. This detailed set of design guidelines outlines the design review process in Mobile in addition to preservation principles. The resource is divided into sections including “Design Guidelines Applicable to All Historic Structures,” “Residential Design Guidelines,” “Commercial Design Guidelines,” and “Institutional Design Guidelines,”. This resource also gives a brief overview of Mobile’s historic districts in addition to architectural style descriptions of buildings typical within the city.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population between 5,000 and 50,000. This resource gives a brief overview of the history of the municipality and details basic design standards to follow pertaining to height, massing, roof shape, etc. Included is a glossary with architectural terms in addition to the Secretary of the Interior Standards and an explanation of the design review application process.

AR

AZ

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. These guidelines are intended to supplement the provisions of the Historic Preservation Ordinance in establishing the basis for determining the appropriateness of new additions and new construction attached or adjacent to properties listed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register. These guidelines define and explain key architectural terms that are useful in the process of preserving a historic structure.

CA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. This document has strong guidelines regarding the rehabilitation and preservation of historic storefronts. In Los Angeles, a consortium of interest groups including the Los Angeles Conservancy (the Conservancy), the Historic Core Business Improvement District (BID), the Downtown Center BID, and the Fashion District BID, sponsored and prepared the Historic Downtown Los Angeles Design Guidelines (Design Guidelines) with a grant from the Getty Grant Program’s “Preserve LA.”

These design guidelines are an appropriate example of a document to be used within a mid-sized municipality. This document provides guidance for improvements to historic properties and work within both locally designated Landmark Districts and National Register Historic Districts in Pasadena, California. The guidelines are for property owners planning exterior alterations, additions or the rehabilitation of existing buildings. They also apply to the design of new buildings within the City’s historic districts. The guidelines will be used by Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPS) and the staff of the Design and Historic Preservation section of the Planning and Development division of the City of Pasadena when making decisions about granting approval for a certificate of Appropriateness. The City requires a Certificate of Appropriateness for major exterior alterations to designated historic resources. These guidelines also will assist property owners in understanding the historic character of the buildings and environment in which they live, and to help owners when they are faced with decisions about repair, maintenance, rehabilitation and new construction. In this respect, their purpose is to provide information to property owners and tenants about the distinctive characteristics of their buildings and ways to maintain them.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. The Guidelines are meant for use by homeowners, business owners, architects, and developers in achieving superior quality and design of new construction or additions to existing buildings. The Guidelines convey City policies about the design of buildings and structures, additions to existing structures, and new construction. Rather than dictate solutions, the Guidelines define a range of appropriate responses to a variety of specific design issues. These guidelines acknowledge prevailing architectural characters, design elements of historic and/or architectural significance, and development patterns within Riverside. These guidelines do not seek to impose any overriding architectural style, design pattern of development, or artificial themes. They seek to assist in promoting positive design characteristics throughout the City that exemplify Riverside’s image and identity. The goal of these guidelines is to promote quality designs that have been carefully considered and that have well integrated building features and architectural elements rather than tacked on details.

  • San Bernardino: University Hills

This document is an example of design guidelines appropriate for use within a mid-sized municipality. A good example of design guidelines that pay specific attention to landscape elements. The University Hills Design Guidelines provide general criteria for architecture, landscaping, entry monumentation, walls and fences, and other design elements in order to ensure a high quality development and strong community character. The overall goal of these Design Guidelines is to create an attractive and distinct community within the City of San Bernardino. The Design Guidelines are intended to be general and illustrative, to be used to evaluate development proposals.

This document is an example of design guidelines appropriate for use within a small municipality. The Historic Resource Design Guidelines are intended to be a tool and resource for property owners, design professionals, contractors, the Historic Landmarks Commission, Planning Commission and the City Council of Santa Barbara, and should enable people to make more informed decisions about the City’s historic resources. The goal of the Guidelines is to protect the historical and architectural integrity of significant historic structures and landscapes in Santa Barbara. These Guidelines include specific information on the benefits and incentives available to property owners that develop preservation and rehabilitation plans for their historic properties. Page 8 of the Guidelines outlines the content of the document for quick reference.

CO

This document is an example of design guidelines appropriate within a mid-sized municipality. The purpose of the City of Boulder Design Guidelines is to facilitate both the application and approval of alterations proposed for design review by:

-providing owners of historic properties assistance in making decisions about maintenance and improvements.

-providing the Landmarks Board with a framework for the evaluation of proposed improvements.

The guidelines outline different categories of significance including Local Landmark Buildings, Individually Significant Buildings, Contributing Buildings, Contributing-Restorable Buildings, Non-Contributing Buildings, and Significant Newer Buildings. The overall goal of the Design Guidelines is to guide the design review process to ensure that proposed alterations of Landmark properties will not adversely affect or destroy their historic character or architectural integrity and that all changes are consistent with the spirit and purpose of the Landmark Preservation Ordinance.

These design guidelines are applicable to a residential district within a mid-sized municipality. Design Guidelines for the North Weber/Wahsatch Historic District provides an advisory framework for the design review process within a primarily residential historic district within the city of Colorado Springs. The founding of this district dates to the late nineteenth century and its buildings are designed in a variety of styles ranging from the Victorian era to modern construction. The Guidelines are complete with a list of key visual characteristics that comprise the historic integrity of the district in addition to a series of illustrations.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. This document provides property owners, design professionals, contractors, neighborhoods, and the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) with information and resources to guide future decision-making and promote good stewardship of the community’s heritage. The guidelines inform and assist property owners planning exterior alterations, new construction, or routine work to keep a historic structure in good repair. In addition, the guidelines are also provided to guide the design review and tax credit review process.

These design guidelines are appropriate within a mid-sized municipality. The historic preservation design standards for the Old Town Historic District in Fort Collins, Colorado promote the community’s vision for sustainable preservation. The standards also provide direction for rehabilitation, alteration, expansion, and new construction projects involving locally-designated individual historic landmarks and properties in locally-designated historic districts elsewhere in Fort Collins. They also guide city staff and the Landmark Preservation Commission’s evaluation of such projects, helping the city and property owners maintain the special qualities of Fort Collin’s history.

These design guidelines apply a small municipality that is primarily residential. The Design Guidelines provide property owners, architects, engineers, developers, city officials and the general public with a common understanding of the principles and processes that will assist them in preserving Golden’s historic resources. This publication includes other helpful information such as the development of historic districts, the review process required for a Certificate of Appropriateness, a description of Golden’s historic preservation program, the incentives available to historic properties, definitions of useful historic preservation terms, and a list of resources that can provide further assistance.

These design guidelines apply to a mid-sized municipality. The guidelines give an overview of the area’s history and its significant buildings in addition to providing information about incentives available for rehabilitation. The document also provides a step-by-step guide regarding the design review process and permitting.

These design guidelines apply to a small municipality. The Manitou Springs Design Guidelines provide a basis for evaluating building design proposals within the District and help ensure implementation of the goals of the Historic Preservation Ordinance. The Guidelines have been derived from the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties and are specifically crafted to meet the needs of the city of Manitou Springs, Colorado. They are intended to provide the following:

-Guidance for proposed changes to existing buildings and new construction

-The basis for decisions by the Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Staff

-A framework for proposed design and construction within the Historic District for developers and property owners

-Education regarding the context of the Historic District and architectural styles

CT

These design guidelines apply to a small municipality. The document is primarily text and outlines application procedures. The design guidelines also includes a bibliography for historic homeowner’s research.

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DE

This document applies to a municipality with a population less than 5,000. These design guidelines are a good example of those appropriate for use within a smaller Main Street district. This document uses the buildings within Clinton Street Historic Commercial District as a case study to demonstrate the appropriate treatments when rehabilitating a historic building according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Suitable for use in a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The City of New Castle Historic Area Commission Design Guidelines and Standards are intended to guide exterior alterations of existing buildings (including additions) and new construction in the City’s Historic District. The Guidelines are designed to maintain and preserve those qualities that make the Historic District a unique experience and promote its integrity and identity, while responding to the needs of its residents, and encouraging a dynamic mix of uses (residential, retail, office) within its boundaries.

FL

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. The City of Jacksonville adopted a Historic Preservation Element in 1990 as part of its comprehensive plan. The element defines the City’s role in addressing historic preservation issues and concerns. The following guidelines explain the architectural character of the Riverside and Avondale Historic Districts in Jacksonville and provide standards to ensure the protection of significant buildings and sites located there.

  • Key West: Travernier Historic District

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Tavernier Historic District Preservation Guidelines prescribe the basic rules for development in the area known as the Tavernier Historic District. The intent of the guidelines is to provide guidance for development in the Historic District, in order to help preserve the cultural and architectural integrity of the district. The guidelines serve as the principles to be used to regulate the appearance of new development as well as the rehabilitation and maintenance of structures in the Tavernier Historic District, and to encourage regular maintenance, accurate restoration, appropriate alterations, or additions to historic buildings.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. The City of Miami has created these Historic Preservation General Design Guidelines with the objective to supplement the requirements of the Historic Preservation Ordinance in establishing the basis for determining the appropriateness of alterations, additions, and new construction of Miami’s Historic Resources.

GA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The goal of this document is to help residents, contractors, and others in planning the appropriate rehabilitation of historic buildings. The Athens Historic Preservation Commission provides an overview of the design review process and aims to assist residents and business owners in the management of their historic preservation project.

A good example of a comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. This manual has been prepared for owners of properties within the boundary of the Olde Town Historic District who are planning a construction, demolition, or exterior rehabilitation project that is subject to design review by the Augusta Historic Preservation Commission.

IA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This document provides guidance for improving properties within downtown and the historic districts of the community. The guidelines are for property owners planning exterior alterations and additions to, or the rehabilitation of existing buildings. They also apply to the design of new structures. They do not dictate solutions; instead, they define a range of appropriate responses to a variety of specific design issues.

ID

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. These guidelines provide property owners and design professionals with clarification of the requirements of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation with suggestions for techniques to preserve and enhance the historic qualities of the landmark districts. These Guidelines provide a basis for the Historic Preservation Commission to make informed, consistent decisions about alterations and proposed new construction to buildings and sites.

IL

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The City of Aurora’s historic neighborhoods are comprised of unique architectural stock. The following Guidelines are designed to both encourage and promote the sensitive restoration, renovation, and preservation of individual Historic Landmarks and properties included within Aurora’s Historic Districts. This section of the Guidelines addresses rehabilitation and restoration work to existing buildings. Sections addressed include New Construction, Site and Setting, Signage, and Demolition & Moving Procedures.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This design guideline manual provides information for property owners and the Elgin Heritage Commission on appropriate methods for preserving and maintaining the architectural character of the overall districts and individual buildings. Design guidelines outline the practical methods for building rehabilitation and new construction which are essential to preserving a district’s sense of time and place. Design guidelines offer property owners protection against actions which could be harmful to their property values and the marketing of their dwellings or commercial buildings.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The purpose of the Historic Building Design and Resource Manual is to provide comprehensive information regarding Naperville’s local history and architecture as well as specific guidelines for appropriate maintenance, rehabilitation, and new improvements that preserve and enhance the character and appearance of Naperville’s important historic buildings and neighborhoods.

IN

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. This document provides an outline of requirements and recommendations which are used as guides in the determination of appropriateness of proposed work within a Historic District. These guidelines provide a good general overview of design options as well as defining architectural terms accompanied with illustrations.

KS

  • Newton: Newton Main Street Historic Districts I and II

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The intent of these design guidelines is to ensure exterior improvements or alterations to existing buildings, as well as demolition and new construction projects, are undertaken in ways that sustain and enhance downtown Newton’s existing architectural qualities: its historic materials, massing, setback, style, details, and fenestration patterns.

  • Newton: McKinley Residential Historic District

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of this document is as follows:

-To guide choices that will ensure the long-term preservation of district homes.

-To guide property owners through review processes under state preservation law and the historic tax credit program.

-To assist the Historic Preservation Commission in the review process.

KY

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The purpose of the Design Overlay Standards is to provide the Historic Preservation Board with standard and objective criteria on which to base design decisions. The Overlay Standards also provide design assistance to property owners desiring to build or remodel historic districts.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The following design review guidelines are written to provide the Historic Preservation Commission and building owners with recommendations for restoration and remodeling which are in keeping with its architectural character and add to the economic value of the property and the East Row Historic District. This does not prevent changes to a historic building or neighborhood, but does require careful planning before making repairs and alterations, undertaking demolition, or designing new structures.

LA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Abbeville Commercial Design Review Guidelines Manual is intended to provide specific criteria for appropriate rehabilitation work, new construction, and demolition for property owners in the Downtown Abbeville Historic District. Design guidelines assist property owners in maintaining and enhancing the appearance of their properties, keep up property values, and improve the livability of historic areas. Design guidelines help property owners understand the value and methods of preserving and maintaining the essential character of their property and methods for preservation and appropriate maintenance.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The Historic District Design Guidelines are intended to assist owners of historic buildings to maintain, preserve, and enhance the architectural character of the district. Design guidelines address issues important to maintaining and preserving the character of neighborhoods, such as designing additions or alterations to historic buildings, constructing new buildings, or demolishing historic buildings in historic districts.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population less than 5,000. These guidelines are organized similarly to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and are intended to be used jointly with this document and with local zoning ordinances. The Guidelines are principles that are intended to protect the historic character of the district. This document protects the character of the district by requiring the preservation of certain features and materials and by guiding the design of additions and new construction to be appropriate.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Covington Historic Preservation District Design Guidelines were developed to provide applicants and the Historic District Commission with clear and detailed standards to guide rehabilitation and new construction within the historic district. The guidelines will be incorporated into the city’s comprehensive plan and will assist in the ongoing efforts of historic preservation in downtown Covington.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of the design guidelines is to enable property owners contemplating renovation and/or restoration within the Crowley Historic District to maintain the historic look, feel, and character of the district. The guidelines also address new additions to historic buildings and new construction within the historic district. The goal is to encourage long-term planning for historic district resources in Louisiana that were negatively impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The City of Franklin Historic District Design Guidelines are intended to provide the Franklin Historic District Commission (HDC) and residents with guidelines for building rehabilitation, new construction, and other changes which would affect the overall appearance of the Franklin Historic District. The manual provides information on rehabilitation methods and recommendations for new construction and demolition to guide property owners in planning and designing their projects.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The historic district design guidelines are intended to facilitate the continued preservation of Hammond’s historic resources by offering clear graphics and wording. The guidelines hope to ensure the retention of Hammond’s historic built environment for the benefit of its current residents and future generations.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. These guidelines adopted in 2003 address issues such as building alterations, light fixtures, signs, new construction, and demolition. The guidelines have been used by the historic preservation commission in their review of a wide variety of rehabilitation efforts in Houma. The manual is intended to assist property owners in understanding appropriate forms of historic building rehabilitation and how new construction can best support the character of the local district.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Jeanerette Historic Preservation District Design Guidelines Manual is intended to provide specific criteria for appropriate rehabilitation work, new construction, and demolition for property owners in the Jeanerette Historic Preservation District. Design guidelines assist property owners in maintaining and enhancing the appearance of their properties, keep up their property values, and improve the livability of historic areas. The guidelines are designed to help property owners understand the value and methods of preserving and maintaining the essential character of their property and methods for preservation and appropriate maintenance.

These design guidelines are intended for use by the City of Lake Charles Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) in regulating the city’s historic preservation ordinance. The guidelines convey recommendations on renovations, restorations, and new additions to existing buildings and to the historic district as a whole. The guidelines can also be used by property owners to assist them in making decisions about renovation, restoration, and new construction projects that will affect individual buildings in the district and the overall historic character of the district.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of the design guidelines is to enable property owners contemplating renovation within the Downtown Leesville Historic District to maintain the historic look, feel, and character of the district. The guidelines also address new additions to historic buildings and new construction within the historic district.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. This manual lists design guidelines for commercial and residential historic properties. The guidelines include information such as common rehabilitation questions, recommendations for treatment of architectural elements of historic properties, and guidance for new construction. This manual uses photographs of actual buildings and architectural details within districts to familiarize historic district residents with standard elements and features.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Guidelines are principles that are intended to protect the historic character of the district. The priorities for protection are based upon features that were identified by a team of local preservationists and preservation architects as significant and by the community as desirable to maintain.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Guidelines are principles that are intended to protect the historic character of the district. The priorities for protection are based upon features that were identified by a team of local preservationists and preservation architects as significant and by the community as desirable to maintain.

MA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These design guidelines identify basic standards for the components and historic features of buildings within the Back Bay West Architectural Conservation District.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These standards serve to guide property owners in planning the rehabilitation of buildings. They also aim to assist the district commission in determining architectural changes that are appropriate to the district.

  • Boston: St. Botolph Architectural Conservation District
  • Concord

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The following Design Guidelines are intended to provide direction for property owners and potential applicants before the commission on the kinds of alterations that the Concord Historic District Commission deems appropriate. The Guidelines are also intended to help the Commission make consistent and informed decisions about what is and is not appropriate.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. These guidelines were written as a set of principles that can guide the process of rehabilitating a historic property. The guidelines range from broad to specific and give readers an overview of the design review process.

MD

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of the Annapolis design guidelines is to protect the character of historic streetscapes and buildings within the historic district. This protection is achieved by encouraging new design which is visually compatible with a historic setting and promoting alterations which are sensitive to historic buildings and streetscapes.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The Design Guidelines will assist property owners when considering changes to historic structures. Using the guidelines will help preserve the historical and architectural integrity of neighborhoods and structures.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. These guidelines provide the Historic District Commission (HDC) and property owners with guidance on appropriate methods for the upkeep and rehabilitation of the town’s historic buildings. This text can be easily referenced by looking through the Table of Contents for a topic that matches your project.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a county with a population greater than 50,000. This document provides a brief summary of the County’s history and predominant architectural styles and offers an overview of the County’s preservation program. Central to this document are the design guidelines that articulate appropriate treatments for designated historic sites and properties within historic districts.

MI

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These guidelines address a wide variety of structures and architectural features. The purpose of the guidelines is to assist property owners, architects and building improvement contractors in planning the appropriate repair, rehabilitation and new construction of designated historic landmarks and properties within established historic districts.

MN

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The guidelines for Dayton’s Bluff Historic District, Historic Hill Heritage District, and University-Raymond Commercial Historic District provide a framework and suggestions for appropriate steps to follow within the design review process. The guidelines focus on appropriate preservation practices in addition to providing an overview of architectural styles and terms.

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NC

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The design guidelines are intended for use by the Historic Resources Commission in the design review process to evaluate all potential changes to a historic building. Property owners can use the guidelines to determine a basic approach to rehabilitation and renovation of their property and when developing design concepts for addition and new construction.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The purpose of these design guidelines is to provide guidance to property owners within Chapel Hill’s local historic districts as they plan exterior changes that are consistent with the special character of the districts. They also offer guidance to the Chapel Hill Historic District Commission as it reviews the appropriateness of all proposed changes throughout the districts.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The Policy & Design Guidelines Manual contains a variety of information. It is designed to clarify the application process and to give Local Historic District property owners an understanding of what constitutes appropriate rehabilitation, renovation, and construction.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The purpose of Greensboro’s Historic District Program and Design Guidelines is to encourage the preservation, conservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historically and architecturally significant areas of the city and individual buildings.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The design review guidelines provide a framework from which recommendations may be offered about the appropriateness of exterior treatments in a historic district. The guidelines supply homeowners and the Historic Preservation Commission with minimum standards for making decisions when reviewing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. The design guidelines are intended to meet several needs. For property owners, residents, and contractors, it provides primary guidance in planning projects sympathetic to the special character of each of Raleigh’s historic districts and local landmarks. The principles of best practices presented in the guidelines also offer valuable guidance to owners of a National Register property or any older structure.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This manual provides guidelines which enable the Commission to act responsively and responsibly in reviewing design changes in historic districts. It identifies Wilmington’s historic districts and describes the review authority of the Commission in each district.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. The design guidelines provide property owners with knowledge and guidance necessary to the preservation and design review process for historic properties. This document provides good general knowledge as well as a more in-depth look at the design review process.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The design guidelines establish criteria that identify design concerns for a historic district and help property owners ensure that exterior alterations respect the character of an individual property and the District as a whole. The design review guidelines provide the Commission and staff with standards for making decisions when reviewing applications for Certificates of Appropriateness.

NE

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The guidelines established in this document follow the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The guidelines address both commercial structures within a main street district in addition to residential buildings.

NH

NJ

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population of less than 5,000. The design standards have been developed to provide information and direction to property owners and residents of Cape May who want to proceed with work that will be subject to review by the Historic Preservation Commission. This publication provides a summary inventory of the architectural styles, and their significant features, standards for appropriate and inappropriate treatments for the more common exterior rehabilitation projects, and illustrations of do’s and don’ts for such projects.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. These design guidelines provide information and guiding principles and links to additional technical information on how to maintain and rehabilitate historic materials and buildings.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population less than 5,000. The design guidelines are intended to provide an objective basis for the Historic District Commission’s decision, increase public awareness of historically appropriate design, and discourage insensitive rehabilitation and repair.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population less than 5,000. The design guidelines are intended to act as a tool to help manage change and protect Hopewell Township’s architectural and historical resources. They are intended to provide information and guiding principles rather than rigid rules to property owners, design professionals, and contractors.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The Design Guidelines are intended to further appreciation of Plainfield’s historic buildings and places, to ensure consistency in local decision making, and to benefit property owners by clarifying community expectations.

NV

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This document outlines the definition of “character defining features,” and specifies that any of these features as part of a historic house should be recognized and protected through maintenance and rehabilitation.

NY

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Ocean Avenue Historic District Guidelines aims to maintain the historic integrity of properties within the district by requiring them to go through design review process upon any rehabilitation projects. This document outlines the appropriate treatment of features within historic properties in addition to the appropriate process to follow during new construction.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of these design standards and guidelines is to enhance the prospect of preserving the significant architectural and cultural assets of the East End Historic District. The guidelines seek to provide a basis for decisions by the City of Newburgh’s Architectural Review Commission (ARC) in issuing Certificates of Appropriateness for proposed alterations to buildings comprising the East End Historic District.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Village of Pittsford Design Standards incorporates information and establishes design review principles found in the preservation guidelines of other communities across the state. The Design Standards are meant to help identify acceptable solutions to some of the common changes proposed to historic properties. This document contains a chapter addressing the unique challenges of preservation and architectural review of post war homes and neighborhoods within the village.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This document gives a good overall view of different residential architectural styles found in Rochester, New York. The document also provides additional links to further technical assistance including National Park Service Preservation Briefs.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The design guidelines can help prevent misinformed alterations to historic property by offering preferred, time-tested options for dealing with significant features and by specifying precise treatments for solving common maintenance related issues.

OH

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The conservation guidelines are meant to be used by owners, architects, contractors and the City’s Historic Conservation Board when owners in historic districts decide to make changes to the exterior of their buildings. The conservation guidelines are designed to provide a path for homeowners to undertake work in a historic district that is compatible and sensitive to the district’s character.

OK

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This document is designed for use within Tulsa’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zoning Districts to assist in the design review process. The guidelines provide principles to follow while undertaken an exterior rehabilitation of an historic structure. The document provides several illustrations and images for easy reference.

OR

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The design review process and guidelines provides an opportunity for public evaluation of new construction and exterior changes to buildings and sites. Design review evaluates architectural compatibility, building placement, and massing of new construction and exterior changes.

PA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of these design guidelines is to provide a useful manual and reference for the continuing preservation of Edgewood Village’s historic structures, and the appropriate integration of any new construction into the historic district.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These guidelines are intended to guide the Alliance’s  evaluation of new construction projects and to assist community organizations and regulatory agencies in their review of proposals for new construction in historic districts. This document is also intended to assist architects and developers in planning and designing projects within a historic context.

RI

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The following guidelines have been developed by the Cranston Historic District Commission under Cranston’s Zoning Ordinance. The Standards and Guidelines serve as a basis of the Historic District Commission’s review for granting Certificates of Appropriateness. This document helps define features of Cranston’s historic districts and provide common sense guidance on the best means of preserving and enhancing the integrity of these features in rehabilitation and new construction projects.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This document was prepared to assist local historic district commissions in their evaluation of projects in their communities. The standards are intended to assist property owners who are considering changes to their historic building and need help carrying out the project.

SC

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The following Design Guidelines are criteria and standards that the Design/Development Review Commission must consider in determining the appropriateness of proposed work within a historic district

  • Greenville: Signs in Preservation Overlay Districts

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population greater than 50,000. This document provides guidance for improvements to historic properties and work within Preservation Overlay Districts in Greenville, South Carolina. The guidelines are for property owners planning exterior alterations, additions or demolitions to existing buildings. They also apply to the design of new buildings within the Preservation Overlay Districts. The guidelines will be used when making decisions about granting approval to exterior alterations and additions to structures and to proposed new construction and demolition in the districts. Page V of the document provides a reference chart of what chapters of the document would be most helpful to renovations, additions, and new construction.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This document contains guidelines for new construction, exterior remodeling, or demolition of any building or parcel within the boundary indicated in the Town of Mount Pleasant’s Old Village Historic District.

TN

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The purpose of this document is to guide development, improvements and renovations to commercial and multi-family developments in the Depot Square Overlay District in a consistent manner that protects and preserves the historic and architectural value, and creates an aesthetic atmosphere of the District. These design guidelines are criteria and standards by which the Arlington Design Review Committee must consider in determining the appropriateness of work proposed within the Depot Square Overlay District.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These guidelines inform today’s owners about techniques for restoration, rehabilitation, and maintenance. The purpose of the design guidelines is to introduce a consistent standard for rehabilitation and restoration projects and new construction; that consistency will allow the historic fabric of the neighborhood to be maintained.

TX

  • Fort Worth: Fairmount National Historic District

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This guide has been compiled for the residents and property owners in the Fairmount/Southside Historic District to assist in guiding residents through the design review process. This guide hopes to educate owners on the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation standards for historic properties within the Fairmount Historic District.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The Design Standards guide rehabilitation, alteration, expansion, and new construction projects involving locally-designated individual historic landmarks and properties in locally-designated historic districts. They also guide Landmark Commission review of such projects, helping the City and property owners maintain the unique qualities of Galveston’s historic resources.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These guidelines are to be used when considering improvements to historic properties in Georgetown, and for new construction within the city’s historic overlay districts. These districts include the Downtown Overlay District and the Old Town Overlay District.

UT

VA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. This handbook was created to clarify and explain the requirements of the Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board. The handbook includes design guidelines for rehabilitation of historic buildings and construction of new buildings within the historic district.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. This handbook relates historic preservation to community planning and development while providing applicable maintenance and restoration guidelines. This document explains the design review process and the importance of conducting the rehabilitation of historic buildings in a sensitive manner.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000.  The recommendations found in the Loudoun County Historic District Guidelines  are based on the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation  published by the National Park Service (NPS). The Standards  are very broad by nature since they apply to rehabilitation within historic districts throughout the United States. These guidelines are intended to help interpret the Standards  for Loudoun County’s historic districts.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. These Historic District Guidelines are designed to be used for decisions made by property owners, architects, and engineers working in local historic districts; as well as by the Norfolk Design Review Committee and City Planning Commission in their review of applications for Certificates of Appropriateness. They also serve as a useful resource in city-wide efforts to preserve Norfolk’s unique character.

  • Roanoke: H1 & H2

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The H-1 District design review guidelines are based upon principles outlined in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, but address issues specific to Roanoke.

VT

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population less than 5,000. The purpose of the guidelines, and the design review process through which they are administered, is to explain and promote appropriate preservation of the architectural heritage and development pattern that defines Shelburne, Vermont’s historic districts. The guidelines are intended to help with the reasoning and evaluation processes associated with both planning and reviewing projects within historic districts.

WA

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with population less than 5,000. The guidelines offer a step by step design approach for all rehabilitation projects undertaken within the Historic District. Throughout the manual, general design principles are presented first followed by more detailed design elements and issues.

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. These guidelines were adopted following research into existing historic housing and commercial structures within the City of Snohomish, completion of a City-wide visioning process to establish locally-held values regarding historic preservation, evaluation of existing guidelines from other communities, and public input through workshops, lectures and discussion groups held by the Design Review Board and Planning Commission.

  • Spokane: Downtown Design Guidelines

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population greater than 50,000. The guidelines contained in this document serve to assist project proponents, city staff, interested citizens and the Design Review Committee in their deliberation and communication. The guidelines provide a framework for discussing how design solutions for a specific proposal on a specific site can best address the urban design intentions of the Downtown Spokane Plan.

WI

  • Ripon: Downtown Design Guidelines

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population between 5,000 and 50,000. The Design Manual is an accumulation of recommendations created to direct and lead Ripon in its endeavor to conserve and enhance the appearance of the central business district, preserve historical and architectural assets, and assist property owners. Design guidelines encourage property owners to effectively work together as new construction and restoration develops.

WV

A comprehensive design guideline document for application within a municipality with a population less than 5,000. These guidelines have been written with the purpose of helping property owners and the Commission determine how buildings and properties can best be maintained and preserved to honor the Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Also of note to those seeking design guidelines, the Getty Conservation Institute has published a bibliography, Contemporary Architecture in the Historic Environment, which identifies perspectives and tools for appropriate new development in historic centers.