Blending New Construction into Main Street

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New construction in a historic district can be welcome or problematic, depending on the appropriateness of the use, size, and design of the proposed building. A case study of the West Chester, Pennsylvania, Downtown Historic District will offer a set of tools for ensure compatible new construction in your historic district. Leave knowing how to evaluate the outcome of previous new construction projects in order to apply the lessons to new proposals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate the outcome of previous new construction projects in order to apply the lessons to new proposals
  • Identify character-defining qualities of the historic context essential to the successful integration of new construction
  • Understand the tools available for protecting an existing historic context
  • Develop a strategy for addressing new construction proposals


For more information contact:

Dale Frens, AIA, Frens & Frens Restoration Architects;

Malcolm Johnstone, West Chester BID