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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.

Design Review Boards Meeting Map

New 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 are used.

Preservation Projects


Application Deadline Meeting Date
Dec. 17, 2018 Jan. 14, 2019
Jan. 22, 2019 Feb. 11, 2019
Feb. 18, 2019 March 11, 2019
March 18, 2019 April 8, 2019
April 15, 2019 May 13, 2019
May 20, 2019 June 10, 2019
June 17, 2019 July 8, 2019
July 15, 2019 Aug. 12, 2019
Aug. 19, 2019 Sep. 9, 2019
Sep. 16, 2019 Oct. 14, 2019
Oct. 21, 2019 Nov. 11, 2019
Nov. 18, 2019 Dec. 9, 2019
Dec. 16, 2019 Jan. 13, 2020

View the district pages for cases in those areas.

Past Decisions/Agenda and Meeting Minutes

Note: As of the Sept. 11, 2017 meeting, the following information will be the agenda and meeting minutes.

Historic Windows Workshop Videos


Enter online COA Application

Instructions for Online COA Application

More Information


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.