History and Historic Preservation
Can aluminum, vinyl, cement board or other synthetic materials be used on buildings in the Historic District?
There is no specific rule prohibiting certain types of materials on buildings in the Historic District. This applies to siding, doors, windows, fences, or any other structure.
Decisions on the use of materials in the Historic District are made on a case-by-case basis by the Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission assesses each individual proposal against the standards in the Historic Preservation Ordinance for the purpose of issuing a "Certificate of Appropriateness" or COA. Read more »
The Façade Improvement Program is a 50/50 matching grant program administered by the City of St. Charles to encourage the rehabilitation and restoration of downtown building facades. Many of the downtown renovation/restoration projects completed over the past 15 years were funded in part by this program. Read more »