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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
April 17, 2017 May 3, 2017 May 8, 2017
May 15, 2017 June 7, 2017 June 12, 2017
June 19, 2017 July 5, 2017 July 10, 2017
July 17, 2017 Aug. 9, 2017 Aug. 14, 2017
Aug. 21, 2017 Sept. 6, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017
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
  • Estella Alvarez, 817-392-5985

Accommodations & Accessibility

Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, visit the Accessibility page or request an accommodation due to disability.