Historic Design Guidelines
The City of Miami's Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (HEPB) has adopted the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation as the foundation for decisions regarding modifications to historic buildings. The
"Standards" encourage the retention and preservation of historic buildings by respecting architectural design, materials, and workmanship.
The HEPB has also adopted special standards and guidelines to provide more specific information to property owners about particular items and issues. The design guidelines include both general information applicable to all designated historic buildings, and supplemental information developed for specific historic districts, such as Morningside and MiMo/Biscayne Boulevard.
City of Miami Historic Design Guidelines
Introduction and General Information
- Exterior Maintenance and Alterations
Windows and Doors
Exterior Walls, Foundations, and Painting
Canopies and Awnings
Porches, and Balconies
Garages, Carports, and Porte Cochѐres
- Site Improvements
- Driveways and Walkways
Fences, Gates, Walls, and Hedges
Landscaping and Other Site Improvements
Sign Design Standards
- New Construction and Additions (In Progress)
- Sustainability (In Progress)
- Climate Change (In Progress)
- Code Compliance (In Progress)
- Incentives (In Progress)
- Commercial Historic Districts
MiMo Design Guidelines
- Residential Historic Districts (In Progress)
Bayside Parking Guidelines
Morningside Design Guidelines
Click to download the full Historic Design Guidelines document.
Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings Resources
If you would like to learn more about the rehabilitation of historic buildings, please use the links below. The National Parks Service has put together several electronic guides with helpful information and resources.
Guidance on Preserving, Rehabilitating, and Restoring Historic Buildings
Online Preservation Training
Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings