In order to enhance the heritage and history of Lauderhill, The Lauderhill Historic Site Designation Program aims to identify and preserve significant historical properties within city boundaries. Under the guidance of the Arts, Culture, & Tourism (ACT) Board, the goal of this program is to preserve our own history, protect important historical sites and create close-to-home recreation opportunities to our citizens. This program is consisted of three distinct processes: Nomination, Selection and Ceremony.
Completed nomination forms must be sent to the City Manager’s Office by March 15 of every year. Property owners, City of Lauderhill employees and residents of our community can submit nomination forms.
Please note that if the property is private, it must require the property owner’s approval to be considered. For a building, structure or site to be considered eligible to receive The Lauderhill Historic Site Designation Award, the significance of the property must be at least 30 years old.
All nominations will be discussed and the ACT Board will recommend, no later than April, up to two properties per year to the City Commission for their approval. The ACT Board or the City Commission may request additional information prior to completing the selection.
Properties that are approved are to receive and have installed on the premises either a plaque attached to the structure or on a pole, which will be provided and installed by the City. The property owner and the City must agree on an appropriate location. A ceremony unveiling the plaque will be held, preferably in June each year. The cost of the ceremony will be borne by the City, and the City may expend some limited funds to help improve the site as approved by the City Manager.
Should you have any questions, please email Julie Boukhari, ACT Board Staff Liaison at email@example.com.