Historic Preservation

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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 20, 2021 January 10, 2022
January 17, 2022 February 14, 2022
February 21, 2022 March 14, 2022
March 21, 2022 April 11, 2022
April 18, 2022 May 09, 2022
May 16, 2022 June 13, 2022
June 20, 2022 July 11, 2022
July 18, 2022 August 8, 2022
August 15, 2022 September 12, 2022
September 19, 2022 October 10, 2022
October 17, 2022 November 14, 2022
November 21, 2022 December 12, 2022