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In the last fifty years, numerous urban areas in western states have experienced rapid peripheral growth. This shift in development often leaves behind depressed urban cores and struggling first-tier suburbs. In some cities, original residential developments in mature neighborhoods have successfully maintained the integrity of their characteristics and, through preservation efforts, have emerged as strong trend reversal agents. These neighborhoods help renew and sustain entire areas, attracting new residential and commercial infill activity, necessary for solid urban revitalization. Among the difficulties with developing within or adjacent to historically significant neighborhoods is the impact on the existing urban fabric. Height and massing of new buildings in proximity to these areas may block views, impede access or introduce incompatible aesthetic components. This study describes the development and application of an ArcView software-based multiple viewshed model as part of a municipal effort to help neighborhoods analyze the qualitative and quantitative impacts of new structures.