Guidelines were prepared for this small historic district in southern Fairfax County where resources date to the Civil War era. The district contains several 19th century farmhouses, considerable Civil War embankments and archaeological sites and several early-20th century commercial structures.
The project included a detailed analysis of the impact of current zoning and maximum build-outs on the district’s historic character. New building size and massing guidelines were illustrated on individual parcels to demonstrate how new construction could better relate to the surrounding historic structures. The local architectural review board provided guidance throughout the project.