CLARKSTON HISTORIC DISTRICT
POINTS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROPOSALS
The Clarkston Historic District Commission has developed the following points to assist in the preparation of construction proposals for submission to the Commission. These points generallv summarize (and should not be construed to limit) the scope of the review guidelines and standards applied by the Commission under Clarkstons Local Historic District Ordinance No. 118, the Michigan Local Historic District Acts Act, P.A. 169 of 1970, as amended (Michigan Compiled Laws 399.201 et seq) and The Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings (Revised 1990).
All proposed construction projects within the historic district (other than ordinary maintenance and repair) must be compatible with existing Historic District resources in the following areas:
Including mass, bulk, height, symmetry, setback, and contiguous structures such as balconies, porches and decks
2. Architectural Style:3. Materials:
If a historical style is proposed, it must be based on a historical style
already present in the district and exhibit the proper vocabulary,
proportions, roof shape, features, windows and doors.
Details and ornamentation should be consistent with and suggest the
chosen architectural style, but should not patently imitate or reproduce
existing historic details or ornamentation.4. Streetscape:
Preferred materials are wood, stone, brick and concrete block. Acceptable modem roof materials are asphalt or fiberglass shingles. The construction should contribute to and blend with the identity of the district and the rhythm of the streetscape and should not compete with historic structures for attention.