Local Historic Districts

A Local Historic District (LHD) is a designated historic area that recognizes a collection of historically or architecturally significant buildings, structures, objects, and sites. An LHD establishes mandatory design guidelines for construction within the district, which consider the street-facing facade of a structure. The city created a Design Standards template, which may be amended to suit a specific LHD’s character, should they choose to do so.

Resources from The City of Austin

Within Travis Heights-Fairview Park, we currently have one: The Mary Street Local Historic District