What types of projects require HDRC review?

The HDRC has review and approval authority over all exterior construction projects within the six HCC Districts (Aldie, Bluemont, Oatlands, Taylorstown, Goose Creek & Waterford) and projects within 35 feet of the centerline in the BCHRD. Types of projects reviewed by the HDRC include but are not limited to: • New home construction • New accessory structure construction (sheds, garages, pool houses, etc.). • Alterations to existing structures (changing roof pitch, adding window/doors/porches, removing material, changing materials, etc.) • Additions to existing structures • Demolition of existing structures or portions of existing structures • Signage

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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?