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The City of Grapevine Historic Districts map shows the boundary of the Historic Township District, five local historic districts and individual residential and commercial historic landmarks. If your property is located within this area, it is in a historic district or is a landmark property.
In 1991, the City of Grapevine adopted an ordinance that created the city's Historic Preservation Commission and a Historic District Zoning (H-overlay) category. This ordinance enabled the creation of historic districts and landmarks.
The purpose of this overlay category is to protect our rich, unique, cultural and architectural heritage. Since 1992, additional preservation ordinances have been adopted creating specific historic districts and landmarks in the city.
The Grapevine Commercial Historic District was adopted in July and October 1992. The College Street Historic District was adopted in November 1993. The Historic Township District was adopted in March 1998. The Cotton Belt Railroad Historic District was adopted in January 2002. The West Wall Street Historic District was adopted in June 2004. The D. E. Box Addition Historic District was adopted in December 2011.
The Grapevine Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) serves the public both as a steward for these districts and as a facilitator to property owners of historic landmarks or in historic districts. It provides assistance, at no charge, to owners by helping them plan modifications they may be considering and guides owners through the application process necessary to implement those changes.
Yes, you can still make changes to your property. However, prior to any exterior alterations, demolition or new construction, a Certificate of Appropriateness must be approved. This is to ensure that proposed modifications be in keeping with the architectural character of the district or landmark and would include the following alterations: new exterior paint colors; changing doors and windows signs; adding / removing siding; light fixtures; landscaping; demolition; and new construction.
If you live in a home in the historic district, you may apply for a grant to receive up to $10,000 by contributing $5,000 to the rehabilitation of your house. If you do not live in your house, you can receive up to $5,000 for a $5,000 contribution towards rehabilitation.
A grant application package may be obtained from the Office of Historic Preservation at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Building, 636 South Main Street, or you may obtain a grant application by mail by requesting one from:Grapevine Township Revitalization Project, Inc.P.O. Box 95104Grapevine, TX 76099
In addition, you may contact the Office of Historic Preservation at 817.410.3197.