During the Monday, July 24, 2023 Community Redevelopment Agency Regular Meeting, the CRA Board formally adopted the LCRA Architectural Guidelines. The LCRA Plan Amendment addresses many challenges and concerns within the Lincolnville Community. Of those concerns and challenges, the plan addresses the preservation of the architectural integrity in Lincolnville. The plan recommends that staff make an effort to preserve the “Historic Lincolnville Look” by establishing an overlay district. In an effort to initiate a good faith effort of accomplishing this goal, staff retained the landscape, architecture, and planning firm Marquis, Latimer, and Halback to conduct a series of neighborhood engagement walks, workshops, and to ultimately develop the building design guidelines.
During the walks, staff, the consultant, and community stakeholders helped to identify historic features of residential and commercial structures within the CRA boundaries. Of the many contributing features, porches, the roof pitch, windows, and siding have been identified as the items of utmost importance when rehabbing, restoring, or building a new structure in the Lincolnville Community. Thus the creation of the LCRA Architectural Guidelines Quick Reference Guide. Both the full documents and Quick Reference Guide is available for all users.
City staff encourages all homeowners, property owners, builders (developers), and/or architects to utilize the Guidelines when rehabbing, restoring, or building a new structure in the Lincolnville Community in hopes of creating context sensitive structures that reflect the architectural history of Lincolnville.
The LCRA Architectural Guidelines can be found here. The Quick Reference Guide can be found here. For more information or questions about these guidelines please email the Neighborhood Services and CRA Manager, Jaime D. Perkins at CRA@CityStAug.com.