Updating Heritage District Design Standards helps Plano in preserving the historic character and integrity of our older neighborhoods.
The Haggard Park Heritage District (HPHD) design standards received the 2022 Planning Achievement, Gold Award under Historic Preservation category from the American Planning Association - Texas Chapter (APA-TX). The award recognizes a planning project, initiative or endeavor that is historically significant and that may be used or accessed by the public.
The HPHD design standards, a complete rewrite of previous design guidelines, were adopted in 2021 and continue to educate property owners and others on the importance of preservation and best preservation practices. The highly graphic and user-friendly document clarifies what changes are appropriate to historic homes in the district. The Standards promote rehabilitation and redevelopment that is sensitive to the surrounding historical context and protects the historical integrity of HPHD.