Historic Dublin Development Guidelines
The Architectural Review Board (ARB), since 1970, has assisted business and property owners in maintaining the historic character and visual quality of Historic Dublin and elsewhere.
The ARB encourages appropriate new development as well as sensitive alterations of, or additions to, existing historic structures. It plays a major role in implementing the historic preservation recommendations in the Community Plan. The Board’s work is important in protecting the character of Dublin’s historic places.
The following guidelines were prepared to help guide rehabilitation and new construction involving the historic structures of Dublin. While the guidelines focus primarily on the Historic District, they are useful for, and apply to, any of the community’s historic buildings. The ARB will use the guidelines to evaluate rehabilitation work, both for buildings in the district and for other individually-designated properties also subject to ARB review. The design guidelines provide information about the best in current preservation techniques, products, and methods.
|Historic Dublin – Past and Present||3||download|
|Historic Dublin – A Unique Environment||11-24||download|
|Historic Dublin Building Types||14|
|Preservation Philosophy and The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation||29||download|
|Preservation, Rehabilitation and New Construction Guidelines||33-88||download|
|Commercial Building Storefronts||46|
|Commercial Use of Residential Buildings||48|
|Doors and Entrances||50|
|Canopies and Awnings||63|
|Roofs, Gutters and Downspouts||65|
|Access for People with Disabilities||80|
|Working with the Dublin Architectural Review Board||91||download|
|Glossary of Terms||97||download|
|Sources of Information and Assistance||100||download|
|The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit||105||download|
|The National Register of Historic Places||106||download|
|Summary of Article 34, Ohio Building Code||108||download|
|Historic Dublin Sign Guidelines||109||download|
|Approved Sign Lettering Styles||112||download|
|Recommended Trees for Landscaping in Historic Dublin||117||download|
|Recommended Shrubs for Landscaping in Historic Dublin||121||download|
|Sample Architectural Review Board Application||125||download|
City Code & Revised Charter
Copies of City ordinances can be obtained from Legislative Affairs at the Municipal Building, 5200 Emerald Parkway. For details, call 614.410.4400.
To order a copy of the entire Dublin Code, contact American Legal Publications, 1.800.445.5588. The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information is also available at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to help navigate this website.