A historic district in Fort Worth is typically a defined area or neighborhood with a common theme based on architectural style, historical development patterns, cultural identity, or social and economic historical patterns.
The basic idea behind the creation of a historic district is to preserve the character and identity of an area for the future.
Design Review Boards Meeting Map
- Key changes
- Historic Preservation Ordinance
Local Historic Districts
Design guidelines are regulations specific to a historic district. They are created and approved by the property owners of the historic district and then adopted by the City Council for use by the Historic & Cultural Landmarks Commission to review applications for a certificate of appropriateness. Once adopted, amendments may be approved only with the majority vote of the historic district and the City Council.
Guidelines typically address new construction and alterations to the materials and design of existing structures. In the absence of approved guidelines for a district, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties(PDF, 18MB) (PDF, 18MB)are used.