Planning and Development
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Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States, is a dynamic, growing city, rich in culture and diversity. The Planning and Development Department's mission is to work to ensure that it remains a vibrant and sustainable city by partnering with decision makers and the community to balance a spectrum of needs and interests while addressing the dynamics of growth and change.


Historic Preservation Fair

The Historic Preservation Fair will be held on Saturday, June 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington. Info here.

Proposed Addressing Ordinance

The Department is proposing to create a consolidated addressing ordinance. You can view the draft ordinance, the commission’s workshop presentation and fact sheet.

How to preserve a neighborhood's character

To learn about Chapter 42 tools available to help protect neighborhood residential character and download applications, visit

P&D - Calendar of Events

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Note: To see the details of an event, click on the event

About the Director



Patrick Walsh, P.E., is the Director of the City of Houston’s Planning and Development Department. Walsh brings 18 years of experience in community development, planning, engineering, and municipal infrastructure management to the position.


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Contact the Department

Planning & Development (P&D) Department
611 Walker St, 6th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.837.7701

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My City - Houston Online Application

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