Historic Preservation

The City of Lake Worth Beach 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 Beach has designated six local historic districts and four structures significant to the local history with several recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact
561-586-1647
1900 2nd Avenue North
historicpreservation@lakeworthbeachfl.gov

Planner on Call
Monday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: By Appointment

Historic Preservation

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Certificate of Appropriateness


A Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is a document stating that the proposed work is appropriate for a historic property and meets the Historic Preservation Ordinance and Historic Preservation Design Guidelines for the City of Lake Worth Beach. The COA is required before exterior work begins and before a building permit can be issued for a property located within a historic district or an individually designated landmark. The COA process protects historic properties from being adversely altered or demolished.

Please contact the Historic Preservation Division for specific information about what is needed for a Certificate of Appropriateness and the approval process. The COA Application is available below.

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Historic Preservation Board

Historic Preservation Board Information and Details

Member Name

Term Expiration Date

Appointed By

Judith Fox

31-JULY-2021

MAYOR

Robert D'Arinzo

31-JULY-2021

DISTRICT 1

Darrin Engel - Chair

31-JULY-2021

DISTRICT 4

Judith Just

31-JULY-2021

MAYOR

Bernard Guthrie

31-JULY-2021

DISTRICT 1

David Cavorsi

31-JULY-2021

DISTRICT 3

William Feldkamp - Vice Chair

31-JULY-2021

DISTRICT 2

Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM

The Board’s function is to consider historic preservation issues and shall consist of five resident members plus two alternates appointed by the City Commission. Four members constitute a quorum. Initial appointments: one member to serve three years; two members to serve one year; two members for a term of two years; thereafter, all regular terms three years and alternate terms one year.