Design Guidelines

Design Guidelines

The Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has adopted historic preservation design guidelines to assist property owners contemplating projects to repair, rehabilitate, or alter historic properties in Montgomery County. These guidelines are a tool for architects, contractors, local advisory panels and others who assist in the design and review process. The guidelines will also assist the HPC in their consideration of historic area work permit (HAWP) applications.

The guidelines supplement – not replace – the existing review criteria, established in the Historic Preservation Ordinance and Executive Regulations, the HPC uses in administering its review authority over designated historic sites. The guidelines use photographs, illustrations, and clear narrative to articulate nationally accepted historic preservation best practices consistent with the HPC’s review criteria, and as such, the guidelines should be useful for owners of historic property throughout the County.

Boyds Amendment and Map | Vision of Boyds
Brookeville
Capitol View
Cedar Grove
Chevy Chase Village
Clarksburg Amendment and Map | Vision of Clarksburg
Damascus-Goshen
Garrett Park
Germantown
Greenwich Forest
Hawkins Lane
Hyattstown Amendment and Map | Vision of Hyattstown
Kensington Amendment and Map | Vision of Kensington
Linden Lane/Forest Glen
Sandy Spring/Ashton
Somerset
Takoma Park
Upper Patuxent/Etchison

Last Updated: September 20, 2019