Design Guidelines

The Community Main Street Design Guidelines are put forth in an effort to aid the future development of the Cedar Falls downtown area by identifying desirable aesthetic qualities. Guidelines provide consistency and avoid arbitrary design, thereby giving the tools and advice needed to integrate new construction and remodeling into the surrounding community.

The intent is to establish guidelines that will enhance the environment for trade, entertainment, and leisure through basic principles of design, such as building texture, color, rhythm, and pattern.

The result will be to develop a satisfactory visual impact within the Downtown, preserve taxable values, and promote public health, safety, and welfare.

These guidelines will introduce the Downtown community to the future, while maintaining its rich heritage.

These guidelines were incorporated into the overlay ordinance in the downtown district. Please see below.

Community Main Street Existing Building Guidelines

Community Main Street New Construction Guidelines

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