Historic District Listings
There are two types of historic designations within Richmond. The National Register is a federal designation and carries no restrictions on the property. City Old and Historic Districts are local designations and do carry restrictions on exterior alterations and new construction.
Commission of Architectural Review (CAR)
The Commission of Architectural Review (CAR) helps to preserve the unique qualities of historic neighborhoods and sites by reviewing any proposed alteration, repainting, construction, or demolition within a designated Old and Historic District. CLICK HERE
Handbook and Design Review Guidelines
An extensive document by CAR that provides clear and objective recommendations for the preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of structures, as well as for new construction on vacant parcels or additions to existing buildings within the City’s Old and Historic Districts. CLICK HERE