Downtown & Haggard Park Ordinance Amendments

The City of Plano is updating the Downtown and Haggard Park Heritage Resource Overlay Districts (HROD) to include maps showing the location of contributing, non-contributing, and compatible structures in each district.  No other changes to the districts are proposed.

Haggard Park (ZC2018-006)

The survey identifying contributing, non-contributing, and compatible structures in the Haggard Park HROD was recently completed as part of the Haggard Park Survey Update.  These classifications will replace those from the original survey when the district was created in 1999.

Proposed Map
Haggard Park Surveys (copies of the individual surveys will be mailed to property owners within the district)

Downtown (ZC2018-007)

The survey identifying contributing, non-contributing, and compatible structures in the Downtown HROD was completed in 2015. These surveys have only been updated to include information that resulted from Downtown being listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

Proposed Map
Downtown Surveys

What do these terms mean?

Contributing Structure means a structure within a heritage resource overlay district that was substantially constructed within the district's period of significance and retains a significant amount of its physical integrity and character-defining features including location, setting, design, construction, workmanship, or association with historical persons or events.

Compatible Structures means a structure within a heritage resource overlay district that was substantially constructed after the district's period of significance, but fits within the existing character of the heritage resource overlay district to reflect existing buildings in massing, height, scale, material, roof, color, architectural details, and general appearance, or is built in accordance with an approved Certificate of Appropriateness (CA).

Non-contributing Structure means a structure within a heritage resource overlay district that was substantially constructed after the district's period of significance and is not an integral part of the historic, archaeological, or architectural fabric of the district or the city, or was substantially constructed within the district's period of significance and does not retain a significant portion of its architectural or design integrity.

How will these maps affect my property?

If your property is outside the districts, the maps will have no effect on your property.

If your property is inside either of the districts, the applicable map will become the official record used to determine:

  • Heritage Tax Exemption Eligibility
  • Review Procedures for Demolition
    • Contributing - Approve, Delay, or Deny
    • Compatible - Approve or Delay
    • Non-Contributing - Approve (staff level)

When are the public hearing dates?

Heritage Commission Meeting
Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting 
Monday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. (tentative)

City Council Meeting 
Monday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. (tentative)

All meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers of the Plano Municipal Center located at 1520 K Avenue, Plano, TX 75074.