Denton Pattern Book, Maryland

Among the best qualities of historic towns are those that provide connections between the elements most meaningful to both past and future, whether those are connections between people and a sense of community, between places and buildings, or between heritage and growth. The Denton Pattern Book describes the town’s unique character and the essential characteristics of Denton’s built form that citizens know and cherish. The pattern book also presents the public vision for perpetuating those characteristics along with strategies, applicable to both revitalization and new development projects, for achieving that goal.

Like many communities along Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Denton is experiencing intense growth pressure, both infill and on many acres of rural land at the town’s edges. The pattern book illustrates how to properly plan and design for that growth. The qualitative design measures contained in the pattern book augment the requirements defined in zoning and other development-related requirements.