The purpose of the guidelines is to make sure the character-defining features of a building are not altered. Keeping the original features of a historic home maintains the value of the home and the historic character of the district. The guidelines focus on key preservation principles:

  • Respect the historic design character of the building
  • Seek uses that are compatible with the historic character of the building
  • Protect and maintain significant features and stylish elements
  • Preserve any existing original site features or original building materials and features
  • Repair deteriorated historic features and replace only those elements that cannot be repaired