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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The Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission will hold a public hearing on the application for a High First Ward Historic District (.jpg). The hearing will be at 3:00 p.m. on April 24 at the City Council Annex Chambers, 900 Bagby.
Proposed Addressing Ordinance
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.
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 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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Planning & Development (P&D) Department
611 Walker St, 6th Floor
Houston, TX 77002