“The Landmark Preservation Commission on July 19 approved new design standards and guidelines for the Five Points Historic Cultural District — the only historic district designated for its history and geography, and not its architecture.
The new design standards will preserve and enhance the character-defining features of the area by promoting context-sensitive building types, “main street” pedestrian-friendly design elements, interpretive signs, public art and high-quality commercial signs that evoke the historic neon signs of the period of significance (through 1964).
The adoption of the guidelines follows a lengthy public outreach progress that involved property owners, business owners and residents. “
read the entire design guidelines
Landmark Preservation News Letter 29 August 2016.