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Historic Preservation

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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.

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 are used.

Preservation Projects


View the district pages to for cases in those areas.

    Meeting Calendar

    Filing Deadline (5 p.m.) Agenda Posted Hearing Date
    Sept. 18, 2017 Oct. 4, 2017 Oct. 9, 2017
    Oct. 16, 2017 Nov. 8, 2017 Nov. 13, 2017
    Nov. 20, 2017 Dec. 6, 2017 Dec. 11, 2017

    Download a printable meeting calendar

    Past Decisions


    More Information


    • Murray G. Miller, historic preservation officer, 817-392-8574
    • Justin Newhart, senior planner, 817-392-8037

    Accommodations & Accessibility

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