The City of Denton has initiated a planning process to update its Historic Preservation Plan. Community-supported preservation planning policies and recommendations that build on prior preservation programs and initiatives, along with key implementation strategies for short and long-term actions will be the end result of this process. Denton residents have shown commitment to preserving their city and have paved the way to a successful Plan.  The City of Denton has engaged The Lakota Group and a team of consultants to complete the Historic Preservation Plan.

The Lakota Team: a Chicago based urban planning and landscape architecture team, understands that there is immediacy and importance to updating a Historic Preservation Plan. Communities today must respond and be resilient to the various planning efforts, plan for needed investments in various systems, ensure the adequate and equitable distribution of community services, promote quality-built environments, and consider the integration of natural resources in the enhancement of citizen health, recreation, and quality of life.

The process is comprised of two major phases:

Phase 1: State of the City
Phase 2: Strategic Historic Preservation Plan



City of Denton has a rich and varied heritage that manifests itself in our treasure trove of Historic and Cultural properties. These irreplaceable assets help establish a distinctive character and sense of place. Learn more



You can still share your thoughts! Click here to take the survey and help us imagine the future of historic preservation in the City of Denton!

The creation of the plan depends on you! Stay tuned for multiple opportunities where you will engage in the process, creating strategies and taking part in the decision making. Direct involvement by community members is not only welcomed, but strongly encouraged.

Through over twenty years of facilitating successful community engagement processes as part of many planning assignments, we have developed and adapted our outreach program to include community dialogue at all levels and through various mediums. Each program is tailored to a community’s individual character and unique goals in a process that is creative, logical, and participatory.

#WeLoveDenton will be the dedicated project hashtag that will help connect us on different digital platforms as we move forward in this exciting process.

Community Workshop

As promised, below are the exhibits from the Community Workshop! If you couldn’t make it or want a version of your own, click download.

Denton Historic Preservation Plan will help guide the City of Denton, residents, business owners, and other important stakeholders on further maintaining and managing current and future Denton's Historic Districts.

The Lakota Group

Project manager, comprehensive plan, community engagement, implementation strategies, capital improvements plan. Learn more

CLUE Group

The Community Land Use and Economics Group is a small, specialized consulting
firm that helps community leaders create vibrant downtowns and neighborhood
commercial centers. Learn more

Moseley Architects

Moseley Architects specializes in rehabbing historic buildings and provides comprehensive professional architectural, engineering, and interior design solutions to clients seeking responsive and reliable facility planning and design services, as well as specialized expertise. Learn more