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Historic District Guidelines
In 2008, the Board of Supervisors adopted the proposed zoning ordinance amendment, ZOAM 2008-001, Historic District Guidelines Update. Rapid suburban residential growth and changing building trends called for more thorough and illustrative descriptions of the architectural principles of massing, scale, and proportion. The updated guidelines also incorporate new and alternative architectural materials and green building techniques for new construction.

The Historic District Guidelines are  divided into three documents, the Waterford Guidelines, the Goose Creek Guidelines, and the Aldie, Bluemont, Oatlands, and Taylorstown (ABOT) Guidelines. CAPP applicants should also refer to the appropriate updated guidelines for guidance.

Beaverdam Creek Historic Roadways District Guidelines
The county has one designated historic roadways district, the Beaverdam Creek Historic Roadways District, that is guided by its own historic district guidelines. The Beaverdam Historic Roadways District is comprised of a network of 32 rural roads located in the southwestern corner of Loudoun County. The Historic Roadways District guidelines apply to consenting parcels and are limited to 35 feet from the designated roadway centerline. The Beaverdam Creek Historic Roadways District Guidelines are available online:
Copies of Historic District Guidelines
Copies of the Loudoun County Historic District Guidelines are also available for review in the Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning, the Thomas Balch Library, Oatlands Plantation, Lincoln Preservation Society, and The Waterford Foundation. Copies may also be purchased from the  Department of Planning and Zoning, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located in the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. .

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