Elizabeth Blvd Historic District
The purpose of these Standards and Design Guidelines is to protect the structures within the District’s boundaries, perpetuate the landscape design envisioned by John Ryan and George Kessler, and preserve the general ambience of Elizabeth Boulevard as the Silk Stocking Row of the 1920’s. Construction that jeopardizes the historical character of the neighborhood or any encroachment in to the EBHD streetscape is forbidden. These Standards and Design Guidelines shall serve as a guide for the preservation, restoration, and renovation of existing buildings, as well as the construction of new buildings and additions, so as to preserve the historic and architectural identity of the District. The purpose of the design review is not to prohibit additions, new construction and other alterations but to ensure that the overall integrity of the District is preserved. Design review will focus on the parkway, front façades, and side façades on corner lots because these are most important visual elements within the District. These Standards and Design Guidelines shall not apply, and shall not be interpreted as applying, to the interiors of existing building or new construction.