Wilmington Design Standards for Historic Districts and Landmarks

6 5 4 3 2 1 Standards for Residential Construction Design Standards WILMINGTON HISTORIC DISTRICTS AND LANDMARKS 83 7 Additions are often added to historic buildings when there is a use change or a need for more space. Although additions in Wilmington’s Residential Historic District are generally located in the rear, some have been designed for corner sites. Most common are small, one-story inconspicuous additions that relate to the style and scale of the building. If existing additions are at least fi fty years old and have architectural signi fi cance, they are considered products of their own time. Their contribution in de fi ning the historic character of the building is important. 4.1 Additions Rear Addition Construction 11 South 5th Avenue Source: City of Wilmington Standards: Additions - Residential Consider the landscape features, street vistas and topography when siting new additions. Protect mature trees and other site features during the construction phase and survey the site in advance to minimize the possibility of disturbing unknown archaeological resources during construction. Construct additions with the least possible loss of historic building materials and without damaging or obscuring the character-de fi ning features of the building. Design additions are to be compatible with the historic building with respect to massing, scale, height, form, size, materials, proportion, fenestration and roof form. Synthetic materials are not appropriate . 1 3 2 Locate the addition to the rear or on an inconspicuous side of the building. Design additions to be removable in the future without damage to the historic building. Select building materials that are compatible with those of the historic building. Synthetic materials ; those that are not natural or organic but arti fi cial or contrived, are not appropriate . 4 5 6 Side Addition 1 Church Street Source: City of Wilmington