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 84 7 New construction can provide interest in the neighborhood, eliminate gaps in the streetscape, and contribute to the architectural evolution of the town. In Wilmington’s Residential and Theatre Historic Districts, tree-lined streets slope up from the river, the houses are generally sited close to the street on long narrow lots, and side yard setbacks are not required. The juxtaposition of small cottages and high style houses provides rhythm and scale to many of the streets. Here and there, new buildings, townhouses or the occasional new residence add variety to the streetscape. In the Carolina Heights/Winoca Terrace Historic District developed after the turn of the 20th century, there is less evidence of new construction. Lots tend to be larger with deeper setbacks and the topography is fl at. In all the residential sections of the districts, the buildings rarely exceed 2.5 stories and most houses face the street. The wide variety of Wilmington’s architectural styles have produced a wealth and variety of details, ornament, and construction techniques which can be reinterpreted in contemporary design. Wood siding is the predominant building material in the residential sections of the historic districts. Brick and stone, which may be rusticated or have a smooth fi nish, are also used followed by shingles and stucco . The predominant roof material is metal followed by slate. The texture of surrounding structures in the form of color changes, ornamental relief, and varied wall plains and other surface materials may be incorporated in new design projects. New Residential Construction 502 South Front Street Source: City of Wilmington New Residential Infill 109 South 5th Avenue Source: City of Wilmington New Residential Infill 614 Dock Street Source: City of Wilmington 4.2 New Construction / In fi ll