Heritage Preservation Ordinance Update

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Project Overview


The City of Plano is embarking on a process to update the Heritage Preservation Ordinance. The first ordinance of the heritage preservation program was adopted by City Council on December 10, 1979. This ordinance founded the city's heritage program; establishing the creation of a Landmark Preservation Committee and providing for the designation of historic landmarks, certificate of appropriateness review, and demolition or removal review of historic landmarks. 
 
The last major update to the Preservation Ordinance was conducted in 2007. On December 21, 2015, Winter and Company provided the city with an evaluation of the existing ordinance. In summary, while the ordinance contains many components that are considered best practices in preservation across the county, in some cases, language is not as clear as it could be.  See the Evaluation Memo for more suggested amendments by the preservation consultant. 

As a Certified Local Government with the Texas Historical Commission, the enactment and enforcement of the city's preservation ordinance is a requirement for certification.   

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On February 28, 2017, the first draft of the Heritage Preservation Ordinance was presented to the Heritage Commission. The City has used the Model Historical Preservation Ordinance, provided by the Texas Historical Commission, to guide changes in the current ordinance. 
 

Public Meeting Dates

Date
Time
LocationPurpose
August 16, 2017

5:00 PM
Plano Municipal Center
Training Room A
Staff met with property owners and the public to present a history of the ordinance, detail what is in the current ordinance and why it needs to be updated, and outline the proposed changes.
August 22, 2017

6:00 PM
Plano Municipal Center
Council Chamber
The Heritage Commission received a presentation from staff on the outline of the proposed changes and feedback from the August 16 public meeting.
September 12, 2017

5:00 PM
Plano Municipal Center
Training Room A
Staff met with property owners and the public to review the 2nd draft of the ordinance.
September 26, 2017

6:00 PM
Plano Municipal Center
Council Chamber
The Heritage Commission held a public hearing and recommended approval of the ordinance (7-0). It will now continue to City Council for final action.
October 9, 2017

6:00 PM
Plano Municipal Center
Council Chamber
Staff presented the proposed Ordinance update to City Council at the Preliminary Open Meeting.
October 23, 2017

7:00 PM
Plano Municipal Center
Council Chamber
The City Council will hold a public hearing and may consider final action on the proposed Ordinance.