Historic Landmarks Program

Austin Independent School District

AISD voted in June 2012 to continue particiciption in the Landmarks program for its coming fiscal year. AISD capped the tax abatements, similar to the City of Austin. PA believes this is a fair compromise that we believe will help continue to safeguard Austin's historic resources.

PA thanks the Trustees for understanding that it is critical to the mission of our public schools to educate our youth about the role our historic fabric has played and continues to play in the development of Austin, as we prepare these students to lead our city in the future. Our landmarks can serve as a critical tool for educating students and making numerous subjects come alive.

Austin Community College

The Austin Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees on June 4, 2012, voted to cap both residential landmarks and commercial landmarks immediately with no grandfathering.

City of Austin

On August 11, 2011, Austin's City Council passed a resolution that kept a meaningful Landmark program, as well as made some enhancements to the wider preservation program. Read the resolution here.

Travis County

On June 28, 2011, the Travis County Commissioners affirmed the value of preservation to our community by voting to maintain the current Historic Landmark tax incentives for the coming tax year. Rather than putting these historic treasures at risk with interim measures, they instead intend to work together with the City of Austin over the next year to develop an improved landmarks program with thoughtfully structured incentives.

Background on Landmark Abatements Issue

PA Recommendations for Landmarks Progam

Economic Impact of Landmarks in Austin Study

CoA Resolution on Landmarks Program 8-11-11

Why Preservation is Positive for Austin