The City of Fort Lauderdale has a rich architectural heritage that comprises of three historic districts, 62 individually designated historic landmarks sites, and fourteen sites on the National Register of Historic Places (one additional is pending).
Historic Preservation Regulations
Historic Preservation in the City of Fort Lauderdale is regulated through the City’s Unified Land Development Regulations (ULDR) and through the Historic Preservation Element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. In addition to the ULDR, decisions and recommendations by the Historic Preservation Board and the Historic Preservation Board Liaison are guided by the Historic Preservation Design Guidelines and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
Historic Preservation Applications
Proposed work that affects an individually designated historic landmark or is within a designated historic district requires review by the City’s Historic Preservation Board Liaison to determine if the request can be approved administratively or requires review by the Historic Preservation Board.
If proposed work includes alterations, an addition, or new construction, the project will require the issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness by the Historic Preservation Board. The process for designating new Historic Landmarks and Historic Districts within the City of Fort Lauderdale is outlined in ULDR Sections 47-24.11, 47-32, 47-16, and 47-17. Preservation within the City of Fort Lauderdale is further enhanced through the identification and designation of these representations of our past. Applications for designation must be submitted to the Historic Preservation Board, and must qualify under at least one criteria as listed within the ULDR Section 47-24.11.B.6.
Historic Preservation applications are administrated by the Urban Design and Planning Division, located at the Department of Sustainable Development, 700 NW 19th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311.
If you have questions about Historic Preservation in Fort Lauderdale, please contact:
Trisha Logan, LEED GA, Planner III, Historic Preservation Board Liaison
Urban Design and Planning Division
Tel: (954) 828-7101