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.
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.