West Main Street Architectural Design Control District

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The West Main Street Architectural Design Control District is a locally designated zone that governs how the exteriors of buildings should look on West Main Street. [1] Decisions about whether proposals are appropriate are made by the Board of Architectural Review.


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Background

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The district serves as an overlay zone to the city's zoning ordinance. The Board of Architectural Review must issue a Certificate of Appropriateness for any alteration to residential or commercial buildings along the corridor. [2] The ADC guidelines describe the corridor as an "increasingly vital commercial district with strong definition of the street edge and moderate pedestrian activity, typically medium-scaled, turn-of-the-century masonry structures, generally mixed-use with commercial/service below and residential above, street parking with small off street lots." [3]

Boundaries

The district spans along West Main Street from 14th Street to 5th Street SW.[1] There are three sub-areas.

    • West of Tenth Street
    • 10th Street to Drewary Brown Bridge
    • East of Drewary Brown Bridge

Contributing structures

Non-contributing structures

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. West Main Street ADC District, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 29, 2012.
  2. Web. Information/Summary of BAR, ADC Guidelines, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 29, 2012.
  3. Web. CHARLOTTESVILLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONTROL DISTRICT DESIGN GUIDELINES, City of Charlottesville, retrieved March 29, 2012.