This district is intended to focus attention on the architectural excellence and historic importance of certain buildings, structures, places, and areas of the City; to promote their preservation, protection, and maintenance; and to ensure the development and maintenance of appropriate settings and environment for such buildings, structures, places, and areas. Such buildings, structures, places and areas warrant special controls and incentives because they promote the general welfare by generating business; creating job opportunities; attracting visitors, researchers and new residents; encouraging study and interest in architecture, design and American history; educating citizens in American culture and heritage; and making the City a more attractive and desirable place in which to live.
Before alterations are made to the exterior features of a property within in the Historic Winchester (HW) district, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be approved by the Board or Architectural Review or Zoning Administrator.
- Properties Located in the HW District
- HW District Design Guidelines
- Certificate of Appropriateness Application
- Zoning Ordinance Provisions for HW District
- HW District FAQ
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