Dpnr historic preservation the towns blueprint march2012

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Dpnr historic preservation the towns blueprint march2012

  1. 1. Historic PreservationStuart SmithDirectorComprehensive & Costal ZonePlanning
  2. 2. “The Town’s Blueprint”•Special component of the U.S.Virgin Islands Zoning andSubdivision Code Updateinitiative•Pilot Project to demonstrate andtest the application of a “FormBased Code” in the U.S. VirginIslands
  3. 3. What is a “Form Based Code”?•A Form Based Code is a type ofzoning intended to encourage,preserve, and restore high-quality public spaces, with aprimary emphasis on thephysical form of the builtenvironment. ▫Prescribes key physical details ▫Define a communities character ▫Establishes a vision that will help guide future development
  4. 4. Community Character•Who helped identify theseimportant elements? ▫Residents ▫State Historic Preservation Office ▫St. Thomas/St. John Historic Preservation Committee
  5. 5. Examples•Facade
  6. 6. Examples•Roofing
  7. 7. Examples•Windows
  8. 8. Examples•Balconies
  9. 9. Examples•Walls and Fences
  10. 10. www.thetownsblueprint.comDPNRwww.dpnr.gov.vi(340) 774-3320

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