In response to the recent demolitions downtown, the Mayor and City Council have authorized the creation of a task force to look at the current programs and policies of the historic preservation program and evaluate them for their effectiveness to protect our heritage while encouraging the management and growth of our downtown.
The chair of the task force will be Katherine Seale, current Landmark Commission chair and former Preservation Dallas executive director. Task force members include a range of developers, property owners, and well as representatives from local organizations from the preservation, planning, and architecture community. Preservation Dallas is on the task force represented by David Preziosi, the current executive director.
The task force is scheduled to start in early 2015 with a short time frame to come up with ideas to bring back to city council for consideration.