Wilmington Design Standards for Historic Districts and Landmarks

6 5 4 3 2 1 Standards for Neighborhood Setting Design Standards WILMINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS 43 7 Brick walkways laid in a variety of patterns are part of Wilmington’s Residential and Theatre Districts’ traditional streetscape and complement the brick paving on the nearby streets. In most instances they lead directly from the entrance to the sidewalk or run parallel with the house leading to the driveway. Depending on the topography, the walkways often incorporate steps and sometimes a decorative gate if the front yard is fenced. Brick paths in herringbone and basket weave designs enhance the gardens and contribute to the character of the neighborhood. Driveways in the residential areas of the historic districts tend to be narrow based on the width of early cars and sometimes lead to a rear parking area, garage or carriage house. When the houses are closely spaced there is an absence of driveways. In the Carolina Heights/Winoca Terrace District, rear alleys often provide access to garages and parking space. Driveways rarely exist in this area, but a covered parking space is occasionally found next to the main building. In the past, driveways were fi nished with compacted earth, gravel and oyster shells. Today, most of the driveways in the residential areas of the historic district have a brick or gravel fi nish. NOTE: It may be necessary to obtain a driveway permit or encroachment agreement before the construc Ɵ on of a walkway, path or driveway if the improvement is located on or adjacent to a public right of way. Contact the City Engineering Division prior to the commencement of work. Stone Driveway 313 South 2nd Street Source: City of Wilmington 2.4 Walkways, Driveways and Off-Street Parking