Materials & Detailing


Rehabilitation or redevelopment projects should be constructed to be long lasting and use materials and detailing that maintains the distinct character and harmony of the downtown.


Traditional materials including brick, stone (including cast stone) and stucco should be used as the primary building materials.

Tile, stone, glass block, copper flashing, metal and wood should be considered for accent materials. Preferred is a high level of design and architectural detail. At rear entrances the primary materials should be used in a way that highlights the entrance.

Infill construction should reflect some of the detailing of surrounding buildings in window shape, cornice lines and brick work.

Building renovation and alterations should restore architectural details of cornices, brickwork, transom, display windows and bulkheads.


The following materials are not allowed on the façades or sides of buildings adjacent to public right of ways:

  • Concrete block or brick larger than 4 inches in height, 12 inches in length
  • Aluminum, vinyl or fiberglass siding or roofing materials
  • Concrete masonry units
  • Materials that attempt to mimic traditional materials. An example would be fiberglass panels that are molded to look like brick

Painting previously unpainted brick is not allowed.

Materials and Detailing
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