Historic District Guidelines

The historic architectural design guidelines were prepared to assist property owners, developers, architects, and project designers in historic districts. These instructions are meant to guide, rather than dictate, the design of alterations and new construction of buildings to achieve the goal of compatible new design in an area with a strong historical identity.

The guidelines outlined in this booklet are based on a broad view of the development of Hagerstown, its present-day physical condition, and future activity within the districts. These guidelines stress principles that will guide future building and preservation decisions.

City Center Historic District Guidelines

Residential Historic District Guidelines