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    STREETSCAPE ANDSTREETSCAPE AND LANDSCAPELANDSCAPE GUIDELINESGUIDELINES

    FOR THEFOR THE

    HISTORIC DISTRICTSHISTORIC DISTRICTS 

    OF THEOF THE 

    CITY OF DUBUQUE, IOWACITY OF DUBUQUE, IOWA

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    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    We would like to acknowledge the support and assistance of numerous individuals without whose support this report would

    not be possible:

    Laura Carstens, Planning Services Department, Dubuque Wall Wernimont, Planning Services Department, Dubuque

    !err "c#rath, $owa S%P&

    'ud "cClure, $owa S%P&

    'ack Porter, $owa S%P&

    (err "o)ena, %istoric Preservation Commission, Dubuque

    "ike #ibson, *rchivist, Center for Dubuque %istor, Loras College

    (acie Campbell, Curator, Dubuque Count %istorical Societ

    We would like to e+tend a special thanks to all of the members of the #uidelines Steering Committee and the %istoric

    Preservation Commission who generousl donated their time and e+perience to assist in the creation of the #uidelines

    This project has been funded with the assistance of a matching grant-in-aid from the State Historical Society of Iowa,

    Community Programs Bureau, through the epartment of the Interior, !ational Par" Ser#ice, under pro#isions of the !ational

    Historic Preser#ation $ct of %&''( the opinions e)pressed herein are not necessarily those of the epartment of the Interior*

    This program recei#ed +ederal +unds from the !ational Par" Ser#ice* egulations of the *S* epartment of the Interior strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in +ederally $ssisted Programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age or

    handicap* $ny person who belie#es he or she has been discriminated against in any program, acti#ity, or facility operated by

    a recipient of +ederal assistance should write to. irector, /0ual 1pportunity Program, *S* epartment of the Interior,

    !ational Par" Ser#ice, %23& C Street, 4ashington, *C* 56536*

    This project has been funded in part by a grant from the !ational Trust for Historic Preser#ation7s Charles /#ans Hughes

    Preser#ation +und*

    STREETSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES  City of Dubuque, Iowa 2002  

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    STREETSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES  City of Dubuque, Iowa 2002  

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Setting and Site *menities 7 Commercial

    Drivewas, Parking, Paving 7 0esidential Signs and #raphics

    Drivewas, Parking, Paving 7 Commercial Wafinding 2eatures

    #rade Changes and 0etaining Walls Street Lighting

    Sidewalks, Walkwas, and Curbs 6ard and Park 2eatures

    2ences and #ates Landscaping

     *menities 7 0esidential /tilities

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    STREETSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES  City of Dubuque, Iowa 2002 

    INTENT AND PURPOSE

    (his document was developed in coordination with the Cit of Dubuque, the local %istoric Preservation Commission 9%PC, the State

    %istoric Preservation &ffice, and preservation partners in the communit (his document provides suggestions and

    recommendations for the treatment of e+terior landscape and streetscape elements both in public spaces and in private spaces that are visuall accessible to the public in the five e+isting historic districts The guidei!e" fo#u" o! the $ete!tio! a!d $e%i#atio! of

    featu$e" a!d ob&e#t" that a$e u!ique to the a$ea'a!d to ea#h di"t$i#t whe$e a%%i#abe'fo$ the %u$%o"e of %$ote#ti!g,

    (ai!tai!i!g, a!d $e"to$i!g the hi"to$i# #ha$a#te$ of the #u$$e!t a!d %ote!tia hi"to$i# di"t$i#t") I""ue" of !ew #o!"t$u#tio!

    a!d $e!o*atio! a$e add$e""ed by e(%ha"i+i!g the i(%o$ta!#e of $eati!g !ew #o!"t$u#tio! to ei"ti!g featu$e" a!d

    "t$eet"#a%e")  Positive and negative visual e+amples are utili)ed to provide a clear baseline of acceptable and recommended

    approaches

    (he #uidelines are intended to present landscaping and streetscape recommendations to propert owners, residents, contractors

    and others, relating to the tpe of rehabilitation and new construction that ma be occurring in the current locall designated historic districts nli"e the City7s Historic Preser#ation 1rdinance, these design guidelines are not regulations*   (he are suggestions, and

    are not mandator (hese also ma be used as a reference for rehabilitation and new construction in locations currentl not within a

    designated historic district, and ma be e+panded in the future to accommodate new historic districts

    (he Cit of Dubuque Streetscape and 8andscape 9uidelines are based on the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for ehabilitation 

    as the relate to issues of Site and Setting, and the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with

    9uidelines for the Treatment of Cultural 8andscapes (hese federall8defined standards provide the framework for the specific

    guidelines presented here

    The Historic Preservatio Co!!issio ho"es that these #esi$ $%i#e&ies eco%ra$e "ro"ert' o(ers) *%siesses) istit%tios) ei$h*orhoo# associates a# Cit' #e"art!ets to &oo+ ,or (a's to (or+ to$ether a# to see+ o%r ,%#i$

    so%rces to "reserve) retai a# re"air ori$ia& historic !ateria&s (heever ecoo!ica&&' ,easi*&e- Whe "reservatio o,

    these historic ,eat%res is ot ecoo!ica&&' via*&e) the Co!!issio ho"e that the $%i#e&ies eco%ra$e "eo"&e to search ,or

    s%ita*&e s%*stit%te !ateria&s that ca"t%re the sese o, "&ace that D%*%.%e/s historic #istricts "rovi#e-

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    STREETSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES  City of Dubuque, Iowa 2002  

    0ISION FOR DUBU1UE/S HISTORIC PRESER0ATION DISTRICTS

    Dubuque5s five historic preservation districts encompass over ;Promotion of the educational, cultural, economic and general welfare of the communit through the protection, enhancement

    and perpetuation of these districts=

    >Safeguarding of the cit5s historic, aesthetic, architectural, and cultural heritage b preserving these districts=

    >Stabili)ation and improvement of propert values in these districts=

    >2ostering of civic pride in the legac of beaut and achievements of the past e+emplified b these districts=

    >Protection and enhancement of the cit5s attractions to tourists and visitors and the support and stimulus to business these

    districts provide=

    >Strengthening of the econom of the cit= and

    >Promotion of the use of these districts as sites for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the cit

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    STREETSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES  City of Dubuque, Iowa 2002  

    LONG RANGE GOALS FOR DUBU1UE/S HISTORIC PRESER0ATION DISTRICTS

    Lo$ ra$e $oa&s ,or the "&ai$ a# #eve&o"!et o, D%*%.%e/s historic "reservatio #istricts are set ,orth i the

    D%*%.%e 2333 Co!"rehesive P&a) a# are &iste# *e&o( ,or these #istricts se"arate&' a# co&&ective&'4

    CATHEDRAL) 5ACKSON PARK) LANGWORTH6 AND WEST ELE0ENTH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICTS

    >Preserve historic and aesthetic character and function of established residential neighborhoods

    CATHEDRAL) 5ACKSON PARK AND OLD MAIN HISTORIC DISTRICTS

    >Preserve historic and aesthetic character and function of established commercial neighborhoods

    >"aintain and improve the aesthetic qualities of the Cit parking sstem5s facilities

    ALL HISTORIC DISTRICTS

    >.ncourage neighborhood identit, planning and pride of place

    >.ncourage clean8up?beautification for the public, private and business sectors

    >Protect and preserve the cit5s historic buildings, urban pattern and natural environment

    >Protect and preserve e+isting open space and parkland to meet the communit5s needs

    >/tili)e principles of good design and?or historic preservation in all public pro@ects

    >Compliment the human scale and historic bulk and mass of e+isting structures when designing new or redeveloped

    s