Through the comprehensive plan and the Staunton City Code, the City strives to protect its natural, scenic, historic, architectural and cultural resources, particularly near historic districts. The implementation of Section 18.83, Entrance Corridor Overlay District helps to achieve that goal by providing design standards for each district, including the height of signs, the minimum width of planting beds, and placement of on-site utilities underground.
The Entrance Corridor Overlay District is composed of 13 corridors, all leading into historic districts in the City. The City provides design guidelines, including specific guidelines for signs, which are not laws, but recommendations developed through a public process and formally adopted by City Council.
These standards and guidelines promote the general welfare of the community by creating attractive, human-scaled environments, increasing commerce, improving property values, and increasing public awareness of the City's natural, scenic, architectural, and cultural resources surrounding the Historic Preservation Districts.
Entrance Corridor Guidelines
The City’s entrance corridors are located in the following areas and can also be found on the district map: