Del Ray Study

The Department of Planning and Zoning conducted a two-part study in the Del Ray neighborhood, located within the boundaries of the Town of Potomac, a National Register Historic District. The study included the creation of a residential pattern book to offer non-binding help for owners, architects and builders who are making alterations and additions to historic Del Ray buildings. The second part of the study was a survey of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne buildings in the neighborhood.

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Residential Pattern Book and Art Deco Streamline Moderne Building Survey

The City hired a consultant to create a user-friendly, non-binding, residential architectural pattern book for the Del Ray neighborhood (including the Town of Potomac Historic District - a National Register of Historic Places district since 1992 with no local regulatory design review). The goal of the pattern book is to help those involved in construction to relate their projects to identified historic neighborhood patterns and styles. The pattern book describes typical and distinctive features of the overall neighborhood, as well as representative examples of individual properties, and suggests prototypical compatible architectural solutions for rehabilitation and additions, as well as infill for new construction. The second part of the study was a survey of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne buildings in the neighborhood. More information can be found by visiting the links below.

Additional Resources

Del Ray National Register of Historic Places Nomination 

History of Del Ray & the Town of Potomac 

Mt Vernon Ave Historic Photo 





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