Placemaking is a key element of implementing Denton Plan 2030 in terms of harnessing and celebrating Denton’s sense of place. Encouraging historic preservation, identifying historic districts, landmarks, and character areas is an important step in continuing to ensure the longevity of the City’s character and the strength of its economy. Historic sites, neighborhoods and districts abound in our City, including:
Bell Avenue Conservation District
Oak-Hickory Historic District
West Oak Historic District
Certificate of Appropriateness
Any exterior or hardscape modifications that are visible from the public right-of-way to structures located in a historic district, historic conservation district or are designated historical landmarks require a Certificate of Appropriateness. The Historic Preservation Officer may administratively approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for work that is considered ordinary maintenance or minor alteration. All other Certificates of Appropriateness will be processed and heard through a public hearing process with the Historic Landmark Commission.
Certificate of Appropriateness applications may be submitted in person at the Development Services Center, 215 W. Hickory St., Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.