Historic Preservation Ordinance Info Session

As an FYI and information-gathering purpose, residents from Winlow Place may be interested in attending an upcoming meeting hosted by the City of Houston Planning and Development Department. The department is in the process of updating the historic preservation ordinance. Public meetings on that process will begin on Monday, September 29. Details are below.

Date: Monday, September 29
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Location: 900 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas 77002 (in the Council Annex Chambers)

From the original email:

The ordinance was updated in 2010 to create permanent protections for historic structures in designated districts and to establish a new process for creating a historic district. The goal of this process is to correct and clarify targeted items and create greater consistency for the applicants and for the commission. The amendments will provide applicants with additional options for a streamlined approval, provide the commission with improved guidance on which to base their decision and create a more efficient process.

The results of Committee meetings will be posted on the Department website. Citizens can email historic.ordinance@houstontx.gov to sign up to receive updates about the process, meetings and proposed amendments. For additional questions, call 713.837.7963.