Design Guidelines

In 2019, The City of Fredericksburg entered into a contract with HHM & Associates along with Winter & Company to create new design guidelines for historic properties. The guidelines are a guide 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. A secondary, but equally important purpose of this document is to convey to the property owner 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 preservation both to the individual and the community as a whole.


A DRAFT of the new Historic District Design Guidelines is now available for review and comments. Comment DEADLINE is November 20th. The HRB will make a recommendation on those comments/proposed changes at their December 15th meeting at 5:30 via Zoom. 

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*Architectural Character
*Standards & Guidelines

Track your comments with this form and return to by November 20th

Current Design Guidelines (valid until replaced by new Design Guidelines)