Thursday, January 25, 2018

More news you can use from your
City of Lake Worth.

Historic preservation program in the City of Lake Worth: News “Worth Noting”.

“The City of Lake Worth is pleased to announce that the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources has awarded a $50,000 Small Matching Grant to the City to conduct the ‘Lake Worth Historic Resources Survey Update, Phase II.’ ”

The City of Lake Worth’s Public Information Officer is Mr. Ben Kerr. Call 561-586-1631; email:
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The latest news concerning historic preservation
is below. But first. . .

If you have any questions about the upcoming “Historic Preservation Survey” here is more information from the City’s website and contact information:
  • Mark Stivers, Asst. Dir. for Planning and Historic Preservation, 561-586-1617; email:
  • Aimee Sunny, Preservation Planning Coordinator, 561-586-1690; email:
  • For the City’s Dept. of Economic Development click on this link or call 561-586-1647.
  • For the “Planner on Call” use this link or call 561-586-1687.

Without further ado. . .

The City has selected Environmental Services Inc. to perform the survey work. The field surveying has started in the Old Town, Northeast Lucerne and South Palm Park Historic Districts. All field work will be completed by June, 2018.
     The surveyors will not enter private property uninvited. All work will occur from the public right-of-way. [emphasis added] The survey team will strive to be as unobtrusive as possible. The field survey of a property consists of a written form that records the major characteristics of the structure, as well as accompanying pictures of the structure.
     The objective of the survey is to document structures utilizing the standard Florida Master Site File recording forms and to assess the structures’ eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as well as their ability to contribute to a local historic district. The survey consultant, as well as their survey methods and criteria, will conform to the State’s survey standards, as required by the Grant.
     Undertaking this Phase II Survey Update does not automatically alter the contributing or non-contributing status of any properties. If any designation status changes are proposed in the future, the changes will be based on the updated survey information and will be presented and discussed in public meetings before the HRPB and City Commission.
     The City Commission has the final authority to establish the status of a structure, based on the updated survey information, however there is no intention to bring forward any recommendations at this time. The survey will provide updated information regarding the types and quantities of historic structures in the City and lead to a greater understanding of the City’s unique cultural heritage.