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.