A Neighbor's Guide to Blue Ridge Parkway

Overview: Hill Studio prepared a set of development guidelines for property owners adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The goal of the project was to provide a user-friendly guide that would protect the rustic views along this scenic roadway from encroaching development. In addition to design assistance, the guidelines include a set of analysis criteria for determining development suitability - slope, soil, zoning and views. Selected sites along the Parkway provide examples of how to apply the guidelines.

Location: Virginia, North Carolina

Partners: National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Awards: Outstanding Private Sector Plan Award, 2011 American Planning Association, VA
Honor Award, 2011, American Society of Landscape Architects, VA

Blue Ridge Parkway Development Guidelines (PDF)