ZONING & GUIDELINES
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville Design Standards
Founded in 1760 near the Cape Fear River in the southeast part of the state, Fayetteville is perhaps best known as the home to the Fort Bragg military base. Less known to those who have not visited the community are its beautiful historic districts that reflect a broad range of eras and architectural styles. Their two locally designated historic districts are also consistent with the geography of four National Register districts.
One district is the Downtown Historic District, while the Haymount Historic District is residential.
Their existing standards prior to this project were prepared in 2000, but in much need of rewriting. Consequently, the city used a CLG grant to hire TWC to draft new standards for both districts, and TWC was supported by Common Ground – Urban Design + Planning for this project. The project included fieldwork to study the districts, meeting with City staff and the Historic Resources Commission (HRC), as well as strong involvement from the State Historic Preservation Office. In addition to addressing all the typical historic district design issues, the standards address resiliency in light of climate change.