These non-binding design guidelines suggest how new construction in the historic core can best contribute to the distinctive character of that area. Largely developed before the rise of the automobile, the organization of historic buildings here creates compact walkable areas. Around the courthouse, for instance, business blocks built up to the sidewalk's edge define the square and nearby streets as pedestrian-friendly outdoor rooms.
New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
Design Planning Assistance Center, School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico
Reese, Lisa; Nicholas Reisen; Jose Zelaya; and Chris Wilson. "Santa Rosa Visioning Plan." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/dpac_projects/21
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