Under the Shipstead-Luce Act, the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) protects the character of various public buildings and parks in the national capital, according to general standards of appropriateness and public value described in the law. Most of the protected federal properties are historic landmarks or districts listed in the DC Inventory of Historic Sites.
Design Standards and Guidelines
The preservation and design standards used by CFA are similar but not identical to those of HPRB and HPO. The District’s sign regulations also include some rules that are more restrictive for Shipstead-Luce areas.