Historic Winchester (HW) District Design Guidelines

These guidelines have been developed to provide detailed recommendations to further aid you, the property owner, and the Board of Architectural Review in the ongoing goal of historic preservation in Winchester.  The intent of these guidelines is to guide design decisions within the HW district, not dictate them.  These are a set of principles, not a set of strictly followed laws.  The BAR and property owners should follow the intent of the guidelines as they continue to work together to preserve the unique and irreplaceable resources of the Winchester Historic District.

Chapter Title
1 Owning Property in the Historic District (20MB)
2 Site Design
3 Residential Rehabilitation
4 New Residential Construction
5 Commercial Buildings
6 Commercial Buildings New Construction
7 Streetscape
8 Moving and Demolition

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