From the Society: “As you read the design guidelines, notice there are few outright prohibitions. Nor does the Commission stipulate specific designs or solutions to problems; it prefers that you have the freedom to plan your own rehabilitation or construction work. At the same time, the Commission has a mandate from the city to channel this work so that it complements the Village’s character.”
Excellent approach, fantastic result. This should be a model for several St. Louis neighborhoods and is a good reminder that historic preservation in not an all-or-nothing endeavor.