What restrictions apply to property in a county-designated Historic District?

The county currently has six Historic and Cultural Conservation (HCC) Districts and one Historic Roadway District (HRD). These districts are zoning "overlay" districts. This means that in addition to land use regulations that apply in a particular area, landowners must comply with architectural guidelines that protect the historic character of the HCC or HRD District. New construction in the district, including any alterations to or demolition of an existing structure, must be approved by the Loudoun County's Historic District Review Committee. In the Beaverdam Creek Historic Roadways District (BCHRD), only those projects located within 35 feet of the centerline of the roadways are reviewed by the HDRC.

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1. What are the benefits of owning land in a county historic district?
2. What restrictions apply to property in a county-designated Historic District?
3. What types of projects require HDRC review?
4. How do I get my project approved?
5. Are there any projects in the districts that do not require HDRC review?
6. What about barns and fences?
7. Does Historic District designation restrict subdivision of my land?
8. My property is within a Town Historic District; do I need HDRC approval for my project?
9. My property is within a National Register District or a Virginia Landmarks Register District; is this the same as a County historic district?
10. Can I create a new historic district or add my property to a district?