Last week, the City Council unanimously approved the largest historic district in the city, covering more than 500 homes in the Rossmoyne neighborhood. Historic districting puts into place a specific set of architectural guidelines and rules that protect the historical nature of the facades of the homes in the area.
The Rossmoyne area has an unusually high percentage of homes that have withstood time dating back to the 1920s. The historic districting will help preserve the integrity of this important part of Glendale’s history by requiring any modifications to the exteriors of these houses go through an approval process with the Glendale Historical Commission and meet specific guidelines.
Rossmoyne has a large footprint, so the new historic district is Phase 1 of what could be an area much larger depending on whether residents in other parts of Rossmoyne pick up the baton to finish the relay race.