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.

ADOPTED version of FREDERICKSBURG HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGN GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS



Tracked Changes of 2nd Draft for Final Draft

 A Public Hearing was held by the City of Fredericksburg

HISTORIC REVIEW BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY, JULY 13, AT 5:30 P.M.  at the Law Enforcement Center, 1601 E Main Street , for the purpose of making a  recommendation to the City Council on the following:

1) ADOPTION OF HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGN GUIDELINES/STANDARDS

2) AMENDMENTS TO CODE OF ORDINANCES CHAPTER 23 PLANNING - ARTICLE III– HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

A second Public Hearing was be held by CITY COUNCIL ON JULY 19, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. 


2nd DRAFT of Historic District Design Guidelines/Standards NOW AVAILABLE.

The first DRAFT of the new Historic District Design Guidelines was reviewed and comments were taken from the public during most of 2020. The HRB  made a recommendation on those comments/proposed changes at their December 15th meeting at 5:30 via Zoom. Those changes were incorporated into the 2nd Draft.

The HRB will review the 2nd Draft at their February 9th HRB meeting. Presentation made at HRB Meeting - summary of changes.





1997 Design Guidelines - valid until July 19, 2021