Design Guidelines

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The Hastings Design Review Guidelines for residential or commercial properties are based on those developed by the Secretary of the Interior.  These guidelines are used to determine the impact of proposed work on the historic appearance, character, and integrity of a property.  The Commission uses the guidelines to determine if proposed work is appropriate. 

By proper maintenance and historically appropriate exterior alterations, all of the owners of historic properties in Hastings have a role in preserving the City’s heritage. The Hastings Historic Design Guidelines have been adopted by the Heritage Preservation Commission and City Council as a guide for planning a variety of exterior projects such as new roofing and windows, as well as major projects including additions and new construction.


  • Introduction
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Hastings History
  • Residential Style Guide
  • General Guidelines: Residential
  • Historic Commercial Buildings
  • General Guidelines: Historic Commercial Buildings
  • New Construction and Additions
  • East Second Street Historic Districts Drawings
  • Photo Gallery
  • Appendix: