Heritage Preservation

In order to ensure the safety of all during the public health emergency, the Planning department will be providing all customer service via email, Skype meetings, and over the phone. Please call 972-941-7151 for service during regular business hours. Email contacts are available at in the staff directory. No in-person meetings or counter service are authorized during this time.

Additionally, payments should be made over the phone via credit card if at all possible. Please call ahead to schedule a time to drop off a check if that is your only available means of payment.

Protecting Plano's Heritage Resources

A city’s history is one of the most important factors shaping its identity. In 1979, with rapid population increase and threats to historic resources, Plano adopted the first heritage preservation plan to protect city landmarks. Today, Plano’s cultural heritage and historic character provide a distinctive environment for residents and business owners with two heritage districts and 34 heritage landmarks.

Preservation has become much more than saving bricks and mortar. It provides our community with sustainable, social, cultural, and economic advantages that enrich the city's sense of place and unique historical character. City staff and the Heritage Commission will provide assistance to educate property owners and guide building alterations through the application and approval process. View the links below to learn more about our heritage sites and districts, programs, plans, and restoration guidelines.

Introducing "The Plano Story" Timeline!

Chapter 3 - The Plano Story - Spreads3As part of Preservation Plano 150, a graphic timeline of Plano history was created that tells the city's story in eight periods of development.  Themes include business, transportation & infrastructure, growth & development, institutions, downtown, and the Douglass Community. Click the link to the left to view the timeline.

May is National Preservation Month!