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​The Historic Preservation Commission received a NYS CLG Grant in 2019 to develop and adopt Local Historic District Design Guidelines. Clinton Brown Company Architecture of Buffalo, NY was hired by the HPC to work with the Commission to develop and compile these design guidelines. The Design Guidelines are a comprehensive guide for property owners within the historic district for historically appropriate treatments for the exterior of their buildings. They include information about the historic architectural styles within our historic district and the history of Lancaster. These Design Guidelines provide accurate information about the proper treatment of historic materials and features within our historic district as well as provide tips and guidance for proper maintenance of historic buildings for our local property owners.  This is an important, informative tool for our property owners to help us maintain and enhance property values as well as the aesthetic of the historic district and continue to improve our Village. Adopted October 2020.

The HPC adopted the Signage Guidelines in November 2018 as a way to convey to property and business owners the goals for appropriate signage within the historic district. These guidelines are meant to complement the Design Guidelines and to provide specific information relating to signage for commercial properties. 

Examples of signs that conform with the goals of the
Historic Preservation Commission
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