Preservation Plan Update 2018
Heritage Preservation Plan Update Meeting
The City of Plano is updating the Heritage Preservation Plan and invites you to attend a public meeting to find out more information about the update and give your feedback:
January 31, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Plano Event Center - Windhaven Room
2000 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75075
Heritage Preservation Plan
The Heritage Preservation Plan is a document that guides the city’s preservation efforts and provides for their integration into the broad range of plans, programs, and activities that shape the community over time. It is not a regulatory document, but a statement goals, policies, and actions the community should take to further its heritage preservation efforts and inventory of existing and potential heritage resources.
The City’s first Heritage Preservation Plan was adopted in 1981 and established an inventory of historic structures, recommending 33 for designation as local landmarks. Since that time, the city has experienced significant investment in restoration of its heritage resources, the city’s two districts continue to evolve with a mix of new infill development, and the city adopted tax exemption and grant programs for the promotion of heritage preservation in the city.
Why is the Heritage Preservation Plan being updated?
The Plano City Council adopted a new comprehensive plan, Plano Tomorrow, in 2015. A Heritage Preservation Policy is incorporated as part of the comprehensive plan, which states: "Plano will embrace its unique historical character and authenticity by identifying and preserving historic and cultural resources that promote the understanding of the City's history and enrich the City's sense of place." Within this policy, there is an implementation action that call for updating the City's Heritage Preservation Plan every five years to serve as the guiding document for the City's heritage preservation program and related activities. The current Heritage Preservation Plan was adopted in 2011.