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Historic Preservation

The City of Lake Worth is dedicated to integrating historic preservation into the local planning process and to increasing public awareness of our community’s unique history.  In 1996, the City Commission adopted a Historic Preservation ordinance designed to protect the City’s historic built environment by instituting a design review process overseen by the volunteer Historic Resources Preservation Board.  Since adoption, Lake Worth has designated six local historic districts and four structures significant to the local history with several recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

Application Deadlines

Design Guidelines for Historic Preservation

New Design Guidelines Development

The guidelines are a tool intended to clarify the historic preservation review process and give guidance on building elements that make up a particular architectural style. The guidelines are also a tool to help carry out the goals of the City’s Historic Resources Preservation Program ensuring that structures within the districts showcase the unique history of Lake Worth. There are six local historic districts designated in Lake Worth with each having its own unique story and sense of community.

Through a small matching grant from the State of Florida, Department of State, the City has prepared a DRAFT version of the LAKE WORTH HISTORIC PRESERVATION DESIGN GUIDELINES.  The guidelines have been submitted to the State for final review before they are presented to the Historic Resource Preservation Board for final review and then to the City Commission for review and adoption.

Draft Historic Preservation Design Guidelines

National Register of Historic Places

  • City Hall Annex
  • Gulfstream Hotel
  • Old Osborne Elementary School
  • College Park Neighborhood District
  • Old Town Historic District
  • Old Lucerne Historic District

Lake Worth Register of Historic Places

  • South Palm Park Neighborhood District
  • Southeast Lucerne Townsite District
  • Northeast Lucerne Townsite District
  • 701 South K Street
  • FEC Railroad Freight Depot at 1105 2nd Avenue South

Planning Zoning Preservation


For general planning zoning information, please see: Planning & Zoning.
For the permitted use table, please see: Forms & Spec Sheets.

Property Files


Individuals & residents may review property files by submitting an email/phone request stating the address of the subject property and a contact phone number or email address for notification when the file is available for their review.

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