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 47 7 Decks are a modern adaptation to historic buildings and function as outdoor living spaces in the same manner as the traditional porch. Although the traditional porch is still favored in Wilmington for outdoor enjoyment, decks have been added successfully to buildings in the Residential and Theatre Districts. For the most part these decks are sited in the rear and are not visible from the street. Lattice is often used to conceal the structural framing. In the Carolina Heights/Winoca Terrace District developed after the turn of the century, decks are more visible because of larger lots and lack of fences. Decks should be considered in relation to the site, their impact on adjacent properties, and the neighborhood. Decks proposed for corner lots will be reviewed by the Commission to ensure their compatibility with structures in the surrounding district. A Certi fi cate of Appropriateness is required for swimming pools which are appropriate only in rear yards and shall be in compliance with the requirements of the State Building Code and the Wilmington Code or Ordinances. On corner lots, pools are limited to the portion of the rear yard farthest from the street. Fencing around swimming pools must also comply with the State Building Code, the Wilmington Code of Ordinances and these Design Standards. Deck Addition DuBois Boatwright House, 14 South 3rd Street Source: City of Wilmington 2.6 Decks and Swimming Pools

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