With the adoption of the historic landmark and district zoning ordinance, the City of Granbury has committed efforts to restore and promote the historic character and architecture of the city. The Zoning Ordinance establishes two historic overlay districts as well as a Historic Preservation Commission to review adopted policy and proposed development as it relates to historic compatibility and integrity.
The Historic Preservation Commission in accordance with Section 6.2 and 6.3 of the City of Granbury Zoning Ordinance is comprised of historic merchants and homeowners, who review certain architectural and aesthetic enhancements within the historic overlay districts. The Commission's review is based on adoptedDesign Guidelinesfor new construction, reconstruction, and maintenance. Property owners may apply for review to the Historic Preservation Commission on application submittal deadlines provided in the Historic Commission calendar. The calendar also provides meeting dates whereby the applicants, and public, are invited to hear the Commission's deliberation regarding the request. All meetings are held in the City Council chambers in Granbury City Hall.
The Community Development Department is responsible for administering adopted design guidelines and policies as they relate to construction and improvements to property within the established historic preservation overlays. Community Development also acts as the liaison between property owners, community organizations, and the Historic Preservation Commission.