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Design Guidelines for Historic Properties
Historic Materials and ConfigurationsThe Design Guidelines for Historic Properties are the first illustrated guide on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation (SOI Standards), which were adopted by the City of Geneva in 1995 as the standards to be used by the Historic Preservation Committee when reviewing permit requests for exterior improvements to designated historic properties. 

The Design Guidelines for Historic Properties are intended to enhance, explain and illustrate the SOI Standards by focusing on Geneva’s own historic context and resources.

The Guidelines reflect the Historic Preservation Commission’s philosophy that underlies all of its decisions: to encourage the preservation and careful treatment of the City’s historically significant resources, while recognizing the need for continual adaptation, maintenance, and improvement to these resources. 

Design Guidelines for Historic Properties