Client: City of Milton
Location: Milton, Georgia
Status: Completed in 2013
Historic Preservation Design Guidelines to protect the visual qualities of local historic districts and landmarks
Guidelines that provide standards for renovations and additions to historic buildings and for new buildings constructed in historic districts
TSW was retained by the City of Milton to develop historic preservation design guidelines. The guidelines provide a set of criteria to be applied uniformly in the evaluation of the appropriateness of proposed changes in historic districts and landmarks in the city with a goal to protect the visual qualities of local historic districts and landmarks.
- By establishing these design guidelines, the City is attempting to enrich and preserve the character of historic resources by encouraging:
- Rehabilitation using style/period appropriate building materials
- Additions that respect the original architectural style, massing, roof form, and materials
- Repairs that are sensitive to the original building materials and features
- New construction that reflects the traditional height, scale, bulk or massing
- Front yard landscapes that are compatible with traditional plant materials and design
- Appropriate or historically sensitive improvements in the public right-of-way
The historic preservation design guidelines provide history and descriptions of historic building types (residential and commercial/mixed-use), descriptions and examples historic building styles, guidelines and tips for renovations and additions to historic buildings, standards for new buildings constructed in historic districts, and procedural requirements for compliance with the City.