Historic Preservation Ordinance Review

The City of Houston adopted amendments to the Historic Preservation Ordinance that correct and clarify targeted items and create greater consistency for the applicants and for the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission. The refinements also provide applicants with additional options for a streamlined approval process.

To read the ordinance, click here.

Previous Meeting Dates and Materials

HPO Summary of Proposed Revisions September 2015

HAHC Consideration draft HPO 8-31-2015


Report on Changes to the Public Comment Draft

HPO Summary of Proposed Revisions (PDF)

HPO Proposed Revisions (PDF)

Final Documents

Final HPO Review Subcommittee Report (PDF)

Presentation to the HAHC on April 23, 2015 (PDF)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Agenda (PDF)
Public Comments (PDF)
Public Comments with Staff Recommendations
HTV Video Recording - video replay


Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Agenda (PDF)
Final Report Draft (PDF)
HTV Video Recording - video replay


Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)
Ordinance Recommendation (PDF)
Smulian Email (PDF)
NPS Qualified Expenses (PDF) 
HTV Video Recording - video replay  


Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)
Standards for building heights and setbacks (PDF)
Tax Exemption Information (PDF)
HTV Video Recording - video replay 


Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)
HTV Video Recording - video replay 


Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)
Relocation of Landmark, protected landmark, etc. (PDF)
HTV Video Recording - video replay 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)
HTV Video Recording - video replay 


Monday, January 12, 2015, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Agenda - 10/13/2014 (PDF)

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)

Frontal Plane Analysis (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - video replay


Monday, December 15, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)

Definitions of Typical - Introduction (PDF)

Kent Marsh letter - Introduction  (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - video replay


Monday, December 1, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)

Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation - Introduction (PDF)

Secretary's Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings - Introduction  (PDF)

Secretary's Standards for Rehabilitation - New Additions (PDF)

14 Preservation Briefs - Additions (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - video replay

Audio playback (MP3)


Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Comments from the public (PDF)

Additional research (PDF)

HPO Review Issues for 11/10  (PDF)

Shiplap in Balloon Framing (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - video replay

Audio playback (MP3)


Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Agenda - 10/27/2014 (PDF)

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)

Kent Marsh comments 9/29  (PDF)

Bill Pellerin comments 10/20  (PDF)

Joy Tober comments 10/27  (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - meeting replay 


Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Agenda - 10/13/2014 (PDF)

HPO Issues Statement (PDF)

Redacted Emails (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - meeting replay 


Monday, September 29, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Agenda - 09/29/2014 (PDF)

HPO Final Issues Statement (PDF)

HTV Video Recording - meeting replay