Planning & Zoning

Architectural Guidelines - Emmitsburg, MD


Town SquareThe character of a town, big or small, is greatly defined by its architectural and historical heritage, including the exterior appearance of its buildings. The Town of Emmitsburg’s architectural and historical heritage is represented primarily in the historic buildings along Main Street and Seton Avenue. These assets contribute to the Town’s quality of life and economic vibrancy and serve as tangible links to the city’s past. The overall streetscape of this area, in terms of scale, rhythm, and continuity, is determined by each and every structure within it. An exterior change to any structure or new construction will have a visual impact on the streetscape. Maintaining the appearance and integrity of the streetscape and these historic buildings and other nearby structures is an important goal for Emmitsburg.

2012 Architectural Guidelines