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File #: 22-5114    Version: 1 Name: HLC#21-013: Public hearing on an amendment to Section 155.054(K)(1)(b) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances to adopt new Design Guidelines for commercial and non-residential historic landmarks and to make the guidelines applicable to all areas of the City.
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 12/22/2022 In control: Planning and Zoning Commission
On agenda: 1/3/2023 Final action: 1/3/2023
Title: HLC#21-013: Public hearing on an amendment to Section 155.054(K)(1)(b) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances to adopt new Design Guidelines for commercial and non-residential historic landmarks and to make the guidelines applicable to all areas of the City.
Attachments: 1. Draft Design Guidelines for Historic Mansfield.pdf
Title
HLC#21-013: Public hearing on an amendment to Section 155.054(K)(1)(b) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances to adopt new Design Guidelines for commercial and non-residential historic landmarks and to make the guidelines applicable to all areas of the City.

Description/History
The Design Guidelines for Downtown Mansfield were written in 1991 and restricted to the historic commercial buildings on Blocks 1 and 2 of the Original Town on N. Main Street. There have been many changes over the last 32 years and the downtown area has expanded beyond the original two blocks on Main Street. In addition, there are discrepancies between the guidelines and the desired outcomes for preservation projects.

The Historic Landmark Commission has worked over the last year to update the guidelines to meet the needs of today’s historic property owners. As part of the update, the Commission reviewed other cities’ guidelines to consider which elements of the present guidelines should be updated. The result is the Design Guidelines for Historic Mansfield.

While many of the current principles of the old Design Guidelines have been retained, they have been emphasized in the update using new graphics and photographs to show appropriate and inappropriate treatments. Another change is the inclusion of the Mid-Century buildings in the guidelines. These buildings have become historic in their own right due to their architectural design and association with prominent citizens.

The Guidelines apply only to commercial or non-residential properties that have been designated as a Mansfield Historic Landmark. They provide recommendations and best practices for altering or modifying the exterior of a historic landmark building. The Guidelines may also be used by non-landmark owners who wish to restore their historic buildings.

The current Design Guidelines were adopted in Section 155.069(K)(1)(b) of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances. The proposed amendment will replace the old Design Guid...

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