Design Guidelines & Standards

On July 19, 2021, the Fredericksburg City Council unanimously adopted new Historic District Design Guidelines and Standards.
The guidelines and standards are a resource for the community, City Staff, and the Fredericksburg Historic Review Board to use when evaluating the appropriateness of exterior changes to buildings and new construction proposed within the local historic district and local landmarks. The document helps property owners understand the appropriate methods of improving their historic property. The guidelines are a resource for property owners, builders, architects and realtors to use in order to: 1) understand the reasons for; 2) the proper methods of; and 3) the overall benefits of historic of preservation both to the individual and the community as a whole.