Beginning in 2008, the City of McKinney Historic Preservation Advisory Board (HPAB) established the Preserve Historic McKinney – Home Recognition Program to recognize property owners who have revitalized our historic residential community by making significant exterior improvements to their individual properties.
Fourteen residential properties are recognized annually by the HPAB.
The Preserve Historic McKinney – Home Recognition Program complements the work of the City’s Historic Preservation Officer and Code Enforcement Officers. This program is not a grant or funding program. It recognizes the efforts of individual property owners and seeks to encourage future individual reinvestment in the historic residential community. The city already administers two economic incentive programs to encourage the appropriate preservation, restoration, and revitalization of historic homes in the community.
The American Heritage College Dictionary defines revitalization as “imparting new life or vigor.” When applied to the built environment of our historic residential community, revitalization should take a number of forms:
Nominations are evaluated primarily by assessing the property’s perceived impact on the surrounding area and how closely the property embraces the Mission Statement of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board, which is:
“To maintain McKinney’s diverse architectural legacy, enrich the cultural identity of the community, and strengthen economic value through preservation and education for our present and future generations.”
Nominated properties should typically incorporate the following elements:
The Historic Preservation Officer shall collect the award nominations and forward the nominations to the Historic Preservation Advisory Board for review and selection of the 12 recognized properties for the next year.
For more information, please email the Planning Department or call 972-547-2000.
Nominations received after this date will be held for future consideration.
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