The intent of these guidelines as they pertain to commercial storefronts is to preserve the historic variety of

storefronts that add interest and vitality to the commercial areas of Newburyport.


Retain and preserve storefronts contributing to historic character of a commercial building including

functional and decorative features and elements.

If an original or historic entrance will no longer be used, leave the door in place and secure it. Make any

alteration reversible so that the doorway can be used in the future with minimal work.




Reuse existing original hardware and locks if possible.