Historic Preservation


Historic preservation is a conversation with our past about our future. It provides us with opportunities to ask, "What is important in our history?" and "What parts of our past can we preserve for the future?" Through historic preservation, we look at history in different ways, ask different questions of the past, and learn new things about our history and ourselves. Historic Preservation conserves the historic, architectural, and aesthetic character and heritage of Fort Worth, and helps to provide a sense of place and continuity for future generations.




Local Historic Districts

Local Historic Districts Design guidelines are regulations specific to a historic district, used in conjunction with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties to guide preservation, rehabilitation, conservation, and the revitalization of historic districts. 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 Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties are used.



Meeting Dates & Application Deadlines

Application Deadline Meeting Date
December 18, 2020 January 11, 2021
January 18, 2021 February 8, 2021
February 15, 2021 March 8, 2021
March 15, 2021 April 12, 2021
April 19, 2021 May 10, 2021
May 17, 2021 June 14, 2021
June 21, 2021 July 12, 2021
July 19, 2021 August 9, 2021
August 16, 2021 September 13, 2021
September 20, 2021 October 11, 2021
October 18, 2021 November 8, 2021
November 15, 2021 December 13, 2021