City of Lake Worth Beach

Lake Worth Beach, Florida.

Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Awards Program

The City of Lake Worth is pleased to announce the Third Annual Historic Preservation Awards Program. This special event will take place in May 2019 during National Historic Preservation Month and is intended to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in preserving Lake Worth’s historic resources. The preservation of the City’s historic resources ensures the retention of its own unique character and identity as well as adds value to the community. We hope that this program will foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the positive preservation efforts in the community and the beneficial impact these projects have on neighborhoods and the City as a whole.

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General Information

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 Historic Preservation Design Guidelines

On January 15, 2019, the City Commission adopted Resolution 03-2019 adopting the City of Lake Worth Historic Preservation Design Guidelines.

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 worked with Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council to prepare the LAKE WORTH HISTORIC PRESERVATION DESIGN GUIDELINES.

Adopted 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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