The Historic Preservation Office encourages the preservation of Austin’s historic buildings, structures, sites, and districts; promotes awareness of our cultural and architectural heritage; and helps shape a more sustainable, equitable, and livable city in collaboration with other City departments and community partners.
We're developing a new equity-based preservation plan! Learn more about the planning process (Web).
Historic Design Standards
The Historic Design Standards will be recommended for adoption into City code in fall 2022. The process will begin with a briefing to the Historic Landmark Commission on September 7 and continue at the Planning Commission and City Council (dates TBD). Learn more and explore frequently asked questions.