Commission Meetings and Parking Information
The Historical Planning Commission meeting is being held at its usual location and time, City Hall Annex Council Chambers, Public Level, at 3 pm. The downtown parking situation has not returned to normal since Hurricane Harvey. The City Hall Annex, Hobby Center and Tranquility Park garages remain closed, as of September 15, 2017. It may take extra time to find parking and to walk to the City Hall Annex. Using METRO (bus/light rail), taxis, carpools, or Uber may be options; or parking in nearby public garages, surface lots or on-street. Houston Parking Finder can help you find parking and identify related costs. See nearby parking garages and lots.

About the Commission

The HAHC is a 13-member board that issues Certificates of Appropriateness and reviews Historic District, Landmark, Protected Landmark, and Archaeological Site designation applications.

Current Commission Members

  • Minnette Boesel – Chair, Historian
  • Jorge Garcia-Herreros – Archaeologist
  • Vacant – Architectural Historian
  • Edie Archer – Cultural History Organization Representative
  • David Bucek – Registered Architect
  • Sue Lovell – Commercial Business Representative
  • John Cosgrove – Real Estate Appraiser
  • Stephen McNiel – Remodeler/Builder
  • Emily Ardoin – Preservation Specialist
  • Ann Collum – Citizen Representative
  • Vacant – Citizen Representative
  • Charles Stava – Citizen Representative
  • Ben Koush – Citizen Representative

Ex-Officio Members

  • Samantha Bruer – Architectural Archivist, Houston Metropolitan Research Center
  • Beth Wiedower – National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Margaret Wallace Brown – Deputy Director, Planning and Development

Executive Secretary

  • Patrick Walsh, P.E. – Director, Planning and Development

HAHC 2016 Annual Report


HAHC Meeting Schedule

Certificate of Appropriateness applications are due are due 22 calendar days in advance of the meeting by 12 PM (noon) on the deadline date.

Meetings are held at 3:00pm (unless otherwise noted) at City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby Street, City Council Chambers, Public Level.

Download a map of nearby parking facilities