DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR PORTSMOUTH'S HISTORIC DISTRICT
In 2015/2016 the Historic District Commission (HDC) worked with Dominique Hawkins at Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) to develop a detailed set of Design Guidelines for the nearly 1,300 properties located within in Portsmouth's Historic District.
The Guidelines are intended to be a design review tool to help manage change and protect the City's architectural and historic resources. The Guidelines provide background information, guidance and regulations to be followed by property owners, design professionals, contractors, the HDC, the Planning Staff and other City officials with regard to historic resources. They are intended as a supplement to, rather than as a substitute for, consultation with qualified architects, contractors, staff or Commission members.
The Commission voted to adopt the final Guidelines on April 13th, 2016 agenda for approval and added by reference to the Zoning Ordinance in January of 2017.
The following chapters are available for review and comment.
Chapters –Design Guidelines for Portsmouth's Historic District
Chapter 1 - Guidelines Introduction
Chapter 2 – Architectural Styles
Chapter 3 – Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance
Chapter 4 - Guidelines for Roofing
Chapter 5 – Guidelines for Exterior Woodwork
Chapter 6 – Guidelines for Porches, Stoops and Decks
Chapter 7 – Guidelines for Masonry & Stucco
Chapter 8 - Guidelines for Windows and Doors
Chapter 9 - Guidelines for Site Elements and Streetscapes
Chapter 10 - Guidelines for Small Scale New Construction and Additions
Chapter 11- Guidelines for Signs and Awnings
Chapter 12 - Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Storefronts