Historic Preservation is critical to the future well-being of Fredericksburg. Enhancing our efforts in historic preservation not only positively affects our quality of life but boosts economic development and tourism. As the region grows so does the importance of preserving Fredericksburg’s unique historic character.
What Has Been Accomplished:
- Served as chairman of Historic Preservation Taskforce that draft the city’s first Historic Preservation Plan.
Hearing on Preservation Plan April 13, 2010
- Worked to secure the position and funding for the city Preservation Planner.
Fredericksburg will hire preservation planner Sept 24, 2015
- Served on committee that drafted the city’s first Archaeology Ordinance.
New ‘story map’ offers interactive look at Fredericksburg’s plans for preserving its history 5/3/2019
- Worked with National Park Service and NAACP to design and secure funding for Potter’s Filed marker at Maury.
Marker placed at Maury Commons to commemorate cemetery
The Next Four Years:
- Establish an incentives program together to encourage development and re-development compatible with the city’s historic downtown character.
- Setup the Review Committee outlined in the Preservation Plan to annually assess the city’s compliance with the plan’s goals and provide professional support to city staff and the Architectural Review Board (ARB).
- Provide the Architectural Review Board and applicants with outside resources to encourage/assist compliance with our Historic District Ordinances.
- Make sure the City Code and zoning are in line with the city’s preservation goals to include expanding standing in the Historic District appeals process beyond just adjoining neighbors.