Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-416b-7 - Standards for rehabilitation

Current through March 4, 2022

The following standards shall be used by the officer in evaluating proposed or completed rehabilitation work to a certified historic structure:

(1) The historic character of a building shall be retained and preserved. The removal or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a building shall be avoided.
(2) Each building shall be recognized as a physical record of its time, place, and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.
(3) Changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.
(4) Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a building shall be preserved.
(5) Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical, or pictorial evidence.
(6) Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used.
(7) Significant archeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.
(8) New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials or elements that characterize the building. The new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the building and its environment.
(9) New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall be undertaken in such a manner that, if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic building and its environment will be unimpaired.


Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-416b-7
Adopted effective October 6, 2008; Adopted effective September 17, 2012

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