The City of Houston Planning & Development Department has posted the proposed amendments to the historic preservation ordinance that were developed by the Mayor’s task force. If approved by City Council, the amendments will bring Houston’s ordinance in line with those of other major Texas cities. A series of public meetings has been scheduled from Tuesday, July 27 through Tuesday, August 10 to discuss the proposed amendments.
Although the proposed changes to the preservation ordinance will only affect properties in designated and proposed City of Houston historic districts (less than 2% of the city’s land area), GHPA encourages its members who live in other parts of the city to contact their City Council representatives and express support for the amendments. Please remember to contact at-large Council members in addition to your specific district Council member.