Dante, VA: Conceptual Residential Housing Design Guidelines and Infill Prototypes
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CDAC assisted Dante with its revitalization efforts with this portion of work focused on residential housing design guidelines and infill prototypes. As revitalization efforts continue, it is important to document the coal camp character of Dante’s historical housing style while also providing design inspiration for renovations and new construction in order to preserve Dante’s architectural uniqueness. The housing design guidelines provide recommendations for preservation, rehabilitation, and new construction in historic Dante. They place emphasis on maintaining the historic ‘coal camp’ character of the community while offering prototypical designs for new infill construction. Design suggestions will primarily focus on Bearwallow, Straight Hollow, Bunchtown Rd., and Sawmill Hollow. The housing design guidelines and prototype designs will help Dante with their redevelopment and economic revitalization efforts related to housing and rental accommodations for tourists, visitors, and those wishing to explore Dante as a possible community in which to live. This guidance will also help ensure that the character of housing stays within the style and design typical of Dante’s coal homes.