City of San Antonio Historic Design Guidelines
About the Guidelines• Respond to Strategic Historic Preservation Plan (2009)• Provide clarity and predictability to applic...
Structure• Overall guidelines broken into 8 documents for easeof use (5 are Guideline documents)– Using the Historic Desig...
Application of the Guidelines• Applicable to historiczoning overlay (H, HS,HS, HL)• Supplements andreplaces existingprovis...
Example Pages
Using the Historic Design Guidelines• Explanatory document(who, what, why, how)• Outlines variousprocesses, reviewbodies, ...
Using the Historic Design Guidelines
Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations• Most commonly applied• Standards forrehabilitation• Guidelines andexa...
Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations• Format– (1)Heading– Guidelines• (A)Subheading– (i)Guideline• Example:...
Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations• Example page• Increased clarity =better results!
Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations
Guidelines for Additions• Residential andCommercial / MixedUse• Appropriateorientation, scale andmaterials• Save customers...
Guidelines for Additions
Guidelines for Additions
Guidelines for Additions
Guidelines for New Construction• Vacant lots, infill in bothcommercial andresidential context• Compatible yetdistinctive• ...
Guidelines for New Construction
Guidelines for New Construction
Guidelines for New Construction
Guidelines for Site Elements• Yards, landscaping• Fences• Sidewalks and ROWelements• ADA compliance
Guidelines for Site Elements
Guidelines for Site Elements
Guidelines for Site Elements
Guidelines for Signage• To work in conjunctionwith existing provisionsin 35-612• More stringency(internal illumination,mod...
Guidelines for Signage
Guidelines for Signage
Guidelines for Signage
Historic Resources Guide• Educational andillustrative tool• Historic Districts andStyle Guide• Contains no guidelines
Historic Resources Guide
Historic Resources Guide
Glossary• Legal definitions andarchitectural terms
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City of San Antonio Historic Design Guidelines

  1. 1. City of San Antonio Historic Design Guidelines
  2. 2. About the Guidelines• Respond to Strategic Historic Preservation Plan (2009)• Provide clarity and predictability to applicants andproperty owners• Based on Secretary of the Interior’s Standards andexisting UDC provision• Respond to common requests and local conditions• Improve customer service• Adopted by City Council on November 8, 2012
  3. 3. Structure• Overall guidelines broken into 8 documents for easeof use (5 are Guideline documents)– Using the Historic Design Guidelines– (a) Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations– (b) Guidelines for Additions– (c) Guidelines for New Construction– (d) Guidelines or Site Elements– (e) Guidelines for Signage– A Guide to San Antonio’s Historic Districts– Glossary
  4. 4. Application of the Guidelines• Applicable to historiczoning overlay (H, HS,HS, HL)• Supplements andreplaces existingprovisions• Does not include RIOguidelines
  5. 5. Example Pages
  6. 6. Using the Historic Design Guidelines• Explanatory document(who, what, why, how)• Outlines variousprocesses, reviewbodies, purpose• Overview of Secretaryof the Interior’sStandards– Preservation– Rehabilitation– Restoration– Reconstruction
  7. 7. Using the Historic Design Guidelines
  8. 8. Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations• Most commonly applied• Standards forrehabilitation• Guidelines andexamples specific toexteriors
  9. 9. Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations• Format– (1)Heading– Guidelines• (A)Subheading– (i)Guideline• Example: Whenconsidering replacing ashingle roof with a metalroof– see UDC sec. 35-6##(a)(3)(B)(vi) Materials:metal roofs – Use metalroofs only on…• Responds to Secretary ofthe Interior’s Standards
  10. 10. Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations• Example page• Increased clarity =better results!
  11. 11. Guidelines for Exterior Maintenance and Alterations
  12. 12. Guidelines for Additions• Residential andCommercial / MixedUse• Appropriateorientation, scale andmaterials• Save customers timeand money• No surprises in designreview process
  13. 13. Guidelines for Additions
  14. 14. Guidelines for Additions
  15. 15. Guidelines for Additions
  16. 16. Guidelines for New Construction• Vacant lots, infill in bothcommercial andresidential context• Compatible yetdistinctive• Replaced previousprovisions in UDCsection 35-609
  17. 17. Guidelines for New Construction
  18. 18. Guidelines for New Construction
  19. 19. Guidelines for New Construction
  20. 20. Guidelines for Site Elements• Yards, landscaping• Fences• Sidewalks and ROWelements• ADA compliance
  21. 21. Guidelines for Site Elements
  22. 22. Guidelines for Site Elements
  23. 23. Guidelines for Site Elements
  24. 24. Guidelines for Signage• To work in conjunctionwith existing provisionsin 35-612• More stringency(internal illumination,modern channel lettersand cabinet signs)• Encourages pedestrian–oriented signage
  25. 25. Guidelines for Signage
  26. 26. Guidelines for Signage
  27. 27. Guidelines for Signage
  28. 28. Historic Resources Guide• Educational andillustrative tool• Historic Districts andStyle Guide• Contains no guidelines
  29. 29. Historic Resources Guide
  30. 30. Historic Resources Guide
  31. 31. Glossary• Legal definitions andarchitectural terms

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