Q1: Indicate your involvement in Plano's heritage preservation program. Select all that apply.


Q2: What types of historic resources exist in Plano?

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Q3: What features are most important in defining Plano's historic character?


Q4: What are the greatest threats to preservation Plano's historic character?


Q5: Check the following items that most represent your vision for preservation in the community. Or write in your own vision.

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Q6: Some examples of key partners in Plano's heritage preservation program include:

  • Citizens of Plano
  • Historic Property Owners/Tenants
  • Government Agencies
  • HDPA
  • Non-Profits (Plano Conservancy & Heritage Farmstead).

Are there any other players who may be less obvious, but could be valuable contributors to preservation? Please select all that apply.

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Q7: Indicate the importance of addressing each topic in the update to the Preservation Plan.

Very Important (1-5)

Very Important (6-10)

Important or Not Important

Very Important: Expanding accessibility and awareness of Plano's heritage citywide (98); Exploring public-private partnerships to support and promote heritage preservation (94), Emphasize the benefits of heritage preservation in neighborhood stabilization and revitalization efforts (89), Creating a facade grant program to encourage restoration of historic storefronts (88), Creating more educational programming for heritage preservation (86), Increasing flexibility to allow adaptive re-use of historic structures (84), Attracting millennials to participate in historic preservation (76), Supporting festivals and events that promote heritage tourism and education (75), Encouraging the designation of more individual properties and districts (71), Emphasizing arts in historic districts and neighborhoods (69)

Important: Developing disaster preparedness & management tools for historic properties (75), Identifying the benefits of designating conservation districts (71), Surveying the city's post-World War II and mid-century Modern architecture (69), Promoting sustainability, energy efficiency, and green technologies in historic preservation (58)

Somewhat Important: None

Not Important: Consider allowing accessory dwelling units in historic districts (47)


Q8: What other topics will be essential for the heritage preservation plan to coordinate with in order to ensure its success?


Q9: Successful preservation efforts by the city since the 2011 Preservation Plan include:

  • Listing the Downtown District and Saigling House on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Updating the Downtown Heritage Resource Overlay District design standards and historic resources survey.
  • Updating the Heritage Preservation Ordinance.
  • Funding of grants for downtown murals, heritage museums and tourism, and other programs that support heritage preservation.
  • Designated L. A. Davis Cemetery as a heritage resource.
  • Preservation Review - A quarterly online newsletter about heritage preservation program activities, updates, and events.
  • Received Certified Local Government (CLG) grants for preservation program updates and Heritage Commission training.
  • Downtown Plano received the Great Places in America designation from the American Planning Association.
  • Improved administration and efficiency of the heritage tax exemption and preservation grant programs.

PT2: Have there been any lost opportunities we can learn from?

PT 1: Have there been any other successful efforts?


Q10: In your view, what more could be done to enhance heritage preservation efforts and educate stakeholders?


Q11: Are there any other questions, comments, or suggestions?