Historic Preservation



Historic Preservation Unified Land Development Regulations (ULDR) Revisions

The City Commission has given direction to City staff regarding potential amendments to the existing preservation ordinance as well as researching incentives that can be utilized to encourage property owners to apply for historic designations. As the first initiative in this effort, several amendments to the preservation ordinance are proposed for implementation and have been reviewed at two Public Outreach meetings and with the Historic Preservation Board.

 For additional information regarding this effort and the proposed amendments, please click on the links provided below:

Next Steps

The proposed text amendment is tentatively scheduled for the Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Planning & Zoning Board meeting, and City Commission adoption in January/February 2019.

For Additional Information Contact:

Trisha Logan, Planner III, at 954-828-7101 or


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.

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Contact Information

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

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