The City has long realized the importance of its historic resources and the value they have in heritage, quality of life, economic development and sustainable tax base. In 1962, the City created historic preservation regulations that have evolved over the years. In 1982, the City created the local Historic District and a Historical Development Board to protect historic resources and to monitor construction, renovation and demolition within the district.
Applications for construction, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, demolition or relocation of all or part of any building, structure, or appurtenance within Kingsville’s Historic District or a Historic Landmark require review for compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Such applications shall be evaluated to determine if the desired work will alter or destroy the historical or architectural integrity of the site before a building or demolition permit will be issued.
The Historic Development Board may designate any property as a landmark that in its opinion has distinguishing characteristics:
For more information please contact Planning & Development Services, Historic Preservation Officer, at 361-221-6754.