Audubon Place


The setting of a house – how it is located on and sized to fit a lot – should also be compatible with the rest of the historic district. Most homes in Audubon Place are one or two stories in height and set back 20 feet from the street. Garages or carports are detached, located behind the house at the rear half of the lot, and accessed via driveways.

When considering a building project within the Audubon Place Historic District, please refer to this chart. It shows which setting-related elements are compatible and which are not. Definitions of common terms can be found in the glossary.

Compatible Incompatible
  • No driveway visible from the front of the house
  • Driveway at the side of the house
  • Parking pads in front of the building
  • Dwelling units fronting on shared driveway
Garages and Carports
  • Located in rear half of the lot; often fully or partially obscured visually by house in front
  • Attached to the building
  • In front of the house
  • One or two stories
  • Typical overall height less than 30 feet
  • Finished attic space with dormers
  • Eave height typical for one and two stories
  • Three or more stories
  • Overall heights greater than 40 feet
Front setback
  • 15-foot or greater front setbacks on most blocks
  • 35-foot or greater front setbacks on Avondale Avenue
  • Any setback inconsistent with the containing blockface