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Note: Each of the links below are to PDF files. The file sizes are listed to the right of each chapter. You may also request the full guide on CD ($5.00) or Printed ($20.00) from the City of Petersburg, Planning Office.
1. Introduction (5.6 megs)1-1
A. Using These Guidelines1-1
B. Purpose of Design Guidelines1-4
C. Historic Preservation Ordinance and Design Review Process1-6
D. Does My Project Require Review?1-1
E. What Are Contributing and Non-Contributing Buildings1-9
F. Federal, State and Local Incentives1-10

2. Preservation Basics for Rehabilitation (1.3 megs) 2-1
A. Defining Terms 2-1
B. Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation 2-2
C. Maintenance and Rehabilitation2-4
D. Historical Significance and Integrity2-5

3. Historic and Architectural Character (42.8 megs) 3-1
A. Development Overview3-1
B. District Character and Sub-Areas3-6
  Old Towne3-6
  Poplar Lawn3-8
  Folly Castle3-10
  Centre Hill3-12
  South Market Street3-14
  North Battersea/West High Street3-18
C.Common Architectural Styles3-20

4. Rehabilitation of Building Elements/Features (38.6 megs) 4-1
A. Foundations4-1
B. Porches, Doors and Trim4-3
C. Windows4-7
D. Shutters4-13
E. Storm Windows, Storm Doors and Thermal Efficiency 4-14
F. Roofs4-16
G. Gutters4-20
H. Facades and Storefronts4-21
I. Rears of Buildings4-23
J. End Walls4-24
K. Considerations for Non-Contributing Buildings4-25

5. Rehabilitation of Building Materials (14.2 megs) 5-1
A. Wood5-1
B. Masonry5-3
C. Stucco5-7
D. Metal5-8
E. Structural Pigmented Glass5-9
F. Substitute Siding Materials5-10
G. Paint5-11

6. Guidelines for Vacant Buildings (2 megs) 6-1
A. Condition Issues6-1
B. Mothballing Checklist.6-2
C. Other Considerations.6-3

7. General Considerations for New Construction Projects (37.6 megs) 7-1
A. Introduction7-1
B. Building Types within the Historic Districts7-2
C. Setback7-4
D. Spacing.7-6
E. Facade Orientation 7-7
F. Massing and Building Footprint 7-8
G. Height, Width, and Scale 7-9
H. Directional Expression 7-10
I. Complexity of Form 7-11
J. Roof Form and Materials 7-12
K. Foundations7-15
L. Doors and Windows7-16
M. Porches and Balconies 7-18
N. Storefronts.7-19
O. Cornices7-20
P. Materials, Texture, and Color 7-21
Q. Architectural Details and Decoration 7-23
R. Additions to Buildings within a Historic District 7-25

8. Guidelines for Private Sites (12.1 megs) 8-1
A. Residential Driveways and Walkways8-1
B. Parking Areas8-2
C. Landscaping8-3
D. Fences and Walls8-4
E. Lighting8-5
F. Mechanical and Utilities Screening8-5
G. Outbuildings8-6
H. Vacant Lots.8-7
I. Address/Identification Elements8-7
J. Archaeological Sites8-8

9. Guidelines for Signs (5.8 megs) 9-1
A. Design, Compatibility, and Execution.9-1
B. Size and Number 9-1
C. Shape, Color, Materials and Lighting .9-2
D. Lettering Styles.9-2
E. Maintenance9-2
F. Types of Signs9-3

10. Awnings, Canopies and Marquees (0.6 megs) 10-1
A. Types10-1
B. Design and Placement 10-2
C. Materials10-2
D. Color10-2
E. Lighting 10-2

11. Demolition and Relocation of Historic Structures (0.8 megs) 11-1
A. Criteria for Demolition of Existing Structures 11-1
B. Guidelines for Demolition 11-2
C. Criteria for Relocation of Existing Buildings 11-2
D. Guidelines for Moving Historic Buildings11-3

A. References and ResourcesA-l
B. Glossary B-l
C. Maintenance Checklist C-l