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.
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Notice:Proposed Addressing Ordinance Public Hearing
A 30-day comment period has opened regarding the Department’s proposal of creating a consolidated addressing ordinance. A public hearing will be held before the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting, Thursday, Feb. 6. You may provide comments during the public hearing, by email prior to the meeting to Michael.Kramer@houstontx.gov, or by phone at 713.837.7781. You can view the draft ordinance, the commission’s workshop presentation and fact sheet.
New: Surveyor's Certification
The Surveyor’s Certification required for plat recordation has been updated with the help of representatives from the surveying community. The changes address obsolete language and clarify intent. This certification language will be required on all mylars beginning Feb. 1. Download the Surveyor’s Certification.
2014 Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan Amendments
The Planning & Development Department is accepting applications to amend the 2013 Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan. The submittal period will open Feb. 1 and close March 14. For more information, visit the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan (MTFP) page.
How to preserve a neighborhood's character
To learn about Chapter 42 tools available to help protect neighborhood residential character and download applications, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Neighborhood/prevailLotBldg.html.
P&D - Calendar of Events
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About the Director
Patrick Walsh, P.E., is the Interim 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. He was appointed Interim Director by Mayor Annise Parker in November 2013.
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Planning & Development (P&D) Department
611 Walker St, 6th Floor
Houston, TX 77002