Little Falls Downtown Design Guidelines
Monday, September 03, 2018
The City of Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission is pleased to present the Little Falls Downtown Design Guidelines. This publication provides building preservation and rehabilitation information for owners of property located within the Commercial Historic District.
One of Downtown Little Falls’ greatest resources is its unique concentration of historic and archi-tecturally interesting buildings. This publication is designed to demonstrate how using guidelines can often uncover and preserve a building’s hidden historic or architectural value.
The Little Falls Heritage Preservation Commission has answered many questions from property owners about improvements or repairs to their buildings since the establishment of the Commer-cial Historic District, ranging from the proper treatment for doors and windows, awnings, and signs, to painted or deteriorating masonry. The written guidelines and visual examples within this guidebook are meant to aid those desiring to reuse or recycle an historic property. The illustra-tions, comprehensive in nature, represent the ideal. At times, because of financial constraints, an owner may incorporate only part of the plan or undertake long-term phasing of the plan.
This guide is part of a continuing effort to encourage downtown building improvements. It pro-vides information on programs designed to encourage the rehabilitation and preservation of Little Falls’ rich commercial architecture. The city also has available for preservation assistance “Preservation Briefs” and “Preservation Tech Notes” from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Additional programs and financial assistance may be available. For more information, contact the City of Little Falls at (320) 616-5500.
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