Denton Square District

The Denton Square District (DSD) is home to the Denton County Courthouse Square Historic District (PDF), a National Register Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Comprised of 50 buildings, sites, structures, and objects, the district includes 30 resources that are “contributing” to the historic value of the National Register Historic District. The Denton Square District also encompasses eight local landmarks, including the Scripture Building and the Denton County Courthouse.

Denton Square District

The purpose of the DSD is to preserve historic resources and build upon the image of the Square as the historic, vibrant, small-town heart of a growing city through the establishment of design standards for new construction, certain exterior renovations, and demolition of property in The Denton Square that serve to protect and enhance the historic character of the area, preserve property values, and encourage high-quality, sustainable, pedestrian-friendly development.

A Certificate of Design Consistency (CDC) Application and Checklist is required for exterior work, including building repairs, alterations, demolitions, murals, and signage for properties in the shaded area above.

A CDC packet shall be submitted in person at the Development Services Center (401 N. Elm St.) during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F) or emailed to the planning technicians at [email protected]. Submit all required documentation, such as current photographs, project narrative, drawings, and other project details as part of the completed packet. If you are unsure whether your project requires a CDC Application and checklist, please contact the Historic Preservation Officer, Cameron Robertson at [email protected].

Elm Street buildings on the Square in Denton, Texas