Tyler Historic Preservation Plan

Tyler, Texas

The Lakota Group worked with the City of Tyler Texas, residents and stakeholders to create the City’s first Strategic Historic Preservation Plan. Tyler has a rich history and boasts 22 individual buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and six national historic districts encompassing more than 2,400 buildings, sites and structures of a variety of building types and architectural styles. The process of preparing the Strategic Historic Preservation Plan represented a unique opportunity to assess the effectiveness of the current program, understand current issues and constraints to preservation, and consider a set of planning strategies and initiatives that address critical preservation planning concerns. Comparative analysis of the existing historic preservation ordinance and recommendations for enhancements were important elements of the final Plan, which was adopted in July 2017.