Shadow Lawn


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 Shadow Lawn are two-and-a-half stories in height. Because of the irregular shapes and sizes of the lots in this neighborhood, the houses are set back from the street to different degrees. The placement of garages also varies, with some located behind the house and others to the side. A few newer garages are front loading. All are accessed via driveways.

When considering a building project within the Shadow Lawn 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
  • Driveways adjacent to the house
  • Driveways from side streets
  • Large paved parking areas next to or behind house
  • Parking pads in front of the building
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
  • Two or two-and-a-half stories
  • Typical overall height ??
  • Finished attic space with dormers
  • One story
  • Three or more stories
  • Overall heights greater than ?? feet or less than ??
Front setback
  • At least 25 feet
  • Less than 25 feet