Historic Preservation Commission

DESIGN GUIDELINES TABLE OF CONTENTS

There are eight chapters and five appendices in the Design Guidelines document.  Each chapter can be accessed by clicking on each Chapter heading in the table of contents.

Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Stone Mountain Historic District Overview                                                                Page

  • Historical Overview of Stone Mountain                                                                                 1-1
  • Map of Stone Mountain Historic District                                                                                1-4
  • FAQs About Local Historic Districts                                                                                      1-5
  • High Style or Vernacular                                                                                                       1-6
  • Architectural Styles and Building Types                                                                                1-7
  • Residential Building Types                                                                                                    1-8
  • Residential Building Styles                                                                                                    1-13
  • Commercial Building Types                                                                                                   1-15
  • Commercial Building Styles                                                                                                   1-16
  • Municipal Community Resources                                                                                          1-16
  • Transportation Related Community Resources                                                                     1-17
  • Religious Community Resources                                                                                           1-18

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Chapter 2: Purpose of Design Guidelines and Preservation Principles                                         2-1

  • Dos and Don’ts of Design Guidelines                                                                                     2-2
  • Preservation Methods and Treatments                                                                                   2-3
  • Eight Steps to Complete a Preservation Project                                                                     2-4
  • Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation                                                           2-6

Chapter 3: Design Review Process                                                                                                 3-1

  • Proposed Design Review Process                                                                                           3-2
  • Historic Preservation Commission Review Process                                                                 3-5
  • Design Review Process Flow Chart                                                                                         3-7

SECTION 2: DESIGN GUIDELINES

Chapter 4: Historic District Setting                                                                                                   4-1

  • Considerations for Planning Projects                                                                                       4-2
  • Design Guidelines                                                                                                                    4-4
  • 4.1 Public Right-of-Way and Street Furnishings                                                                      4-4
  • 4.2 Trees                                                                                                                                  4-5
  • 4.3 Landscape and Site Features                                                                                            4-7
  • 4.4 Parks and Open Space                                                                                                      4-8
  • 4.5 Fences and Walls                                                                                                               4-8
  • 4.6 Driveways and Walks                                                                                                         4-9
  • 4.7 Parking and Service Areas                                                                                                 4-10
  • 4.8 Garages and Accessory Structures                                                                                    4-11
  • 4.9 Lighting                                                                                                                               4-11
  • 4.10 Signage                                                                                                                            4-12

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Chapter 5: Residential Rehabilitation Guidelines                                                                            5-1

  • Considerations for Planning Projects                                                                                       5-2
  • Design Guidelines                                                                                                                    5-3
  • 5.1 Exterior Materials                                                                                                               5-3
  • 5.2 Architectural Details                                                                                                           5-5
  • 5.3 Entrances and Porches                                                                                                      5-6
  • 5.4 Windows                                                                                                                             5-7
  • 5.5 Roofs, Chimneys and Dormers                                                                                          5-8
  • 5.6 Foundations                                                                                                                       5-10
  • 5.7 Mechanical Systems                                                                                                          5-10
  • 5.8 Additions                                                                                                                            5-11
  • 5.9 Adaptive Reuse                                                                                                                 5-12
  • 5.10 Health, Safety and Accessibility Considerations                                                             5-13
  • 5.11 New Construction                                                                                                            5-15

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Chapter 6: Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Rehabilitation Guidelines                                6-1

  • Considerations for Planning Projects                                                                                       6-2
  • Design Guidelines                                                                                                                    6-3
  • 6.1 Storefronts                                                                                                                          6-3
  • 6.2 Exterior Materials                                                                                                               6-4
  • 6.3 Architectural Details                                                                                                           6-6
  • 6.4 Entrances                                                                                                                           6-7
  • 6.5 Windows                                                                                                                             6-8
  • 6.6 Awnings and Balconies                                                                                                      6-9
  • 6.7 Roofs                                                                                                                                  6-10
  • 6.8 Mechanical Systems                                                                                                          6-11
  • 6.9 Additions                                                                                                                            6-12
  • 6.10 Adaptive Reuse                                                                                                                6-12
  • 6.11 Health, Safety and Accessibility Considerations                                                              6-13
  • 6.12 New Construction                                                                                                             6-15

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Chapter 7: Cemetery Design Guidelines                                                                                         7-1

  • Considerations for Planning Projects                                                                                       7-2
  • Design Guidelines                                                                                                                    7-4
  • 7.1 Site Features                                                                                                                      7-4
  • 7.2 Gravestones and Monuments                                                                                            7-5
  • 7.3 Accessory Buildings                                                                                                           7-6

Chapter 8: Maintenance, Demolition, Undue Hardship and Relocation Guidelines                         8-1

  • Considerations for Planning Projects                                                                                       8-2
  • Design Guidelines                                                                                                                    8-5
  • 8.1 Maintenance                                                                                                                      8-5
  • 8.2 Demolition                                                                                                                          8-5
  • 8.3 Undue Hardship                                                                                                                 8-7
  • 8.4 Relocation                                                                                                                          8-8

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Appendices

Appendix A: Sources for Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Appendix B: Financial Incentives for Historic Preservation Projects

Appendix C: Sources for Design Assistance

Appendix D: Historic Residential Landscapes in Georgia

Appendix E: Glossary

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