Does Historic District designation restrict subdivision of my land?

No. Historic district regulations do not affect the number of lots allowable on any parcel considered for subdivision. The Historic District Review Committee reviews the location of proposed structures and certain design features to ensure that new development is compatible with the historic landscape. As a zoning district overly, historic district designation runs with the land.

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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?