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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.

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. 18, 2017 Jan. 8, 2018
Jan. 16 Feb. 12
Feb. 19 March 12
March 19 April 9
April 16 May 14
May 21 June 11
June 18 July 9
July 16 Aug. 13
Aug. 20 Sep. 10
Sep. 17 Oct. 8
Oct. 15 Nov. 12
Nov. 19 Dec. 10

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.


More Information


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

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