The Town of Strasburg has two Historic Districts which contain significant architectural and historical properties. The H-1, Old Strasburg Historic District covers approximately 100 acres of land in the heart of downtown Strasburg. The H-2, Hupp Historic District includes the Hupp Mansion property and adjacent historic properties. Click here for a map showing the boundaries of the historic districts.
If you own property within one of the historic districts, improvements to your land may require the review and approval of the Architectural Review Board. Recently, the Town Council approved a new set of regulations that effect property within these districts. The Historic District Regulations are contained in Sect. 2-12 of Article III of the Town Code and seek, among other things, to promote the "identification, recognition, preservation, and enhancement of buildings, structures, and neighborhoods that have special historical, cultural, social, economic, political, artistic, architectural, or archaeological significance."
The recently adopted regulations require that an application be filed for the following types of improvements:
- Modification to any portion of the exterior of a building or structure visible from a public right-of-way except for routine repairs or color changes.
- Demolition of any building or structure, in whole or in part.
- Movement or relocation of any building or structure.
- New buildings or structures including accessory structures (not fences) visible from a public right-of-way and new signs.
For additional information about the historic district, please contact the Zoning Administrator, Laura O'Dell, at 540-465-9197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.