Posted on: November 18, 2016

Nearly $800,000 in Heritage Grant Funding Approved!

Plano Conservancy Cemetery Restoration - Funded by Plano Heritage Preservation Grant

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Heritage Preservation Grant recipients: Heritage Farmstead Museum, Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation and Plano Art Association. Combined these organizations were awarded nearly $800,000 in grant funds. The City of ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Prepare for Heritage Tax Exemption Site Assessments on Jan. 17

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We'd like to offer a friendly reminder to those properties who currently participate in the Heritage Tax Exemption Program. Heritage staff conducts yearly site assessments on Tuesday, Jan. 17, weather permitting. Please address any repair items noted in t...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Downtown Historic Resource Surveys Complete! Save Dec. 14 for National Register Kick-off Meeting

Historic Resource Survey

The Heritage Commission, in conjunction with feedback from the public, our staff and preservation consultants, recently approved updated heritage resource surveys of all properties within the Downtown Heritage Resource District. We use Historic Resource S...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Did You Hear about the Heritage Farmstead Museum Carriage House Restoration Project?

Heritage Farmstead Museum Carriage House

The Heritage Farmstead Museum is putting a $75,000 grant from the Plano Heritage Commission to work to repair the 125-year-old Carriage House. The restoration work began in August when the structure was lifted and moved off its sinking foundation.&am...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Bring on the Awards

Heritage Farmstead Museum 2016 Awards

We've got several new honors to celebrate in our heritage preservation community. The Heritage Farmstead Museum brought home the 2016 Texas American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award and the Collin McKinney Achievement Award. The City&a...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Certificates of Appropriateness Activity Keeps Rolling

The effects of the improved workflow for Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) applications continue to be seen as 80 percent of CAs were approved by the Planning Department team without requiring Heritage Commission review.

Greater detail in the...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Meet the Preservation Review

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the City of Plano Planning Department's Preservation Review quarterly newsletter. The name is a nod to The Plano Review, a newspaper established by R. J. Ridgell in 1884.

Preservation Review honors Plano's historic...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

How Plano Got Started in Historic Preservation

What shapes Plano's identity? It's our history. In 1979, rapid population growth threatened our historic resources. That prompted Plano's forefathers to adopt a Historic Landmark Preservation Ordinance. The ordinance established the city's heritage progra...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Doing Work? Need a CA? We've Improved the Process

A CA, or Certificate of Appropriateness, is required prior to beginning any exterior improvement projects on locally-designated heritage properties or properties within the Haggard Park or Downtown Heritage Resource Districts. Over the past year, city sta...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

What's Your Sign? Maybe It's Time to Modify

At the request of the Downtown Plano merchants, two sign modifications to the Zoning Ordinance have been approved by City Council for the Downtown Business/Government District.

These modifications include:

  • Allowance for painted mural signs. Previous...
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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Changes Expedite CA Approvals

The effects of improved workflow for Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) applications can be seen during the last quarter. Eighty-eight percent of CAs were approved by the Planning Department staff without requiring Heritage Commission review.

Great...Read on...