Historic Overlay District Design Guidelines

City of Manassas

In order to better preserve and maintain the community’s historic resources, the City of Manassas acquired the Berkley Group to develop updated Historic Overlay District Guidelines. In this ongoing project, the planning team brings preservation and design expertise to the community in order to organize, clarify and expand the existing guidelines for improved ease of use and adaptability with modern preservation challenges. 

The planning team has already conducted extensive best practices research and facilitated work sessions with City staff and the Architectural Review Board to establish main challenges, opportunties and priorities. The final guidelines update will be the result of a careful comprehensive planning process guided by the City of Manassas staff, Architectural Review Board and residents.  

Although the final Historic Overlay District Design Guidelines will not be completed until February, 2022, the Berkley Group is confident and enthusiastic to deliver a modern and functional guide for the community to further historic preservation priorities in Manassas.

Tools & Skills

  • Meeting Facilitation

  • Public Outreach & Virtual Engagement

  • Historic Preservation

  • Adobe InDesign & Illustrator