Wilmington Design Standards for Historic Districts and Landmarks

Front Cover 1
Table of Contents 5
1 Introduction (p.3) 7
1.1 Overview of Wilmington Architecture (p.5) 9
1.2 Introduction to the Wilmington Design Standards (p.18) 22
1.3 Wilmington Historic Districts (p.19) 23
1.4 Historic Preservation Commission (p.27) 31
1.5 Design Review Process (p.28) 32
1.6 Secretary of the Interior’s Standards (p.33) 37
2 Standards for Neighborhood Setting (p.35) 39
2.1 Landscaping (p.37) 41
2.2 Public Right-of-Way (p.39) 43
2.3 Fences and Walls (p.41) 45
2.4 Walkways, Driveways and Off-Street Parking (p.43) 47
2.5 Garages, Carriage Houses and Accessory Structures (p.45) 49
2.6 Decks and Swimming Pools (p.47) 51
2.7 Residential Signs (p.49) 53
2.8 Lighting (p.50) 54
2.9 Archaeology (p.51) 55
2.10 Telecommunications (p.53) 57
3 Standards for General Building Changes (p.55) 59
3.1 Roofs (p.57) 61
3.2 Windows and Doors (p.59) 63
3.3 Masonry/Stone (p.63) 67
3.4 Underpinning (p.65) 69
3.5 Exterior Walls and Decorative Woodwork (p.66) 70
3.6 Porches and Entrances (p.69) 73
3.7 Architectural Materials (p.71) 75
3.8 Exterior Color (p.73) 77
3.9 Utilities and Energy Retrofit (p.75) 79
3.10 Health and Safety Code Requirements (p.77) 81
3.11 Security Equipment (p.79) 83
4 Standards for Residential Construction (p.81) 85
4.1 Additions (p.83) 87
4.2 New Construction / Infill (p.84) 88
5 Standards for Commercial Buildings (p.87) 91
5.1 Existing Buildings (p.89) 93
5.2 Storefronts, Signs and Awnings (p.91) 95
5.3 Additions - Commercial / Public Buildings (p.93) 97
5.4 New Commercial Construction / Infill (p.95) 99
5.5 Automatic Teller Machines (p.99) 103
6 Relocation and Demolition (p.103) 107
6.1 Relocation (p.104) 108
6.2 Demolition (p.105) 109
7 Appendices and Additional Resources (p.107) 111
Appendix A - Project Review Checklist (p.108) 112
Appendix B - Glossary (p.109) 113
Appendix C - Suggested Plants (p.120) 124
Appendix D - Technical Information (p. 128) 132

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