Architectural Standards

This document establishes architectural standards for new construction and the adaptive reuse, alteration, expansion or modification of existing buildings in the City of Canandaigua that fosters a blend of the best of traditional and contemporary design. The philosophy behind these standards is that architecture should represent the best match between the needs of human users, the architectural heritage and character of the City and surrounding areas, and the natural constraints of the land and existing architecture and engineering.

Citywide Standards were adopted in 2001. In 2016, additional standards were adopted for the following districts:

  • Downtown
  • Northern Gateway
  • South Main Street

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