Commission Meeting 

The Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC) meetings are held in-person in the City Hall Annex Council Chamber, 900 Bagby Street, Public Level, Houston Texas, and virtually on Microsoft Teams. Meetings are also broadcasted on the HTV Houston municipal channel and streamed on the city’s HTV website. The meeting agenda and details will be posted on this page 72 hours in advance of each meeting.

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 1:00 p.m. (In person training of the Historic Board and Commission - Agenda)
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 2:30 p.m. (In person or virtual meeting of the HAHC)

To join this HAHC meeting, please use the following options:

  • In-person meeting location at: 900 Bagby Street, City Council Chamber, Public Level, Houston, Texas
  • Microsoft Teams by installing the App; or
  • Join via WebBrowser: https://bit.ly/3AA3UHK or
  • Join via Phone: 936-755-1521 Conference ID: 400 494 291#

Current Agenda

Call to Order
Chair’s Report
Director’s Report
Mayor Liaison’s Report
Consideration of March 23, 2023 HAHC Meeting Minutes

A. Public Hearing and Consideration of and Possible Action on a Protected Landmark Designation Application for Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church at 3432 Rosalie Street, Houston, TX 77004.
B. Consideration of and Possible Action on Certificate of Appropriateness Applications for Consent Agenda:

Type something in the input field to search the table for address, application type and historic district. Click the Address to view the staff report drafts for that location.

  Address   Application Type   Historic District
2602 Whitney St Alteration - Windows, Roof Avondale West
716 Silver Street Alteration - Addition Old Sixth Ward
540 Heights Blvd Alteration - Sign Houston Heights South
542 Granberry St Alteration – Addition Freeland
705 W Main St Alteration – Porch or Balcony First Montrose Commons
507 E 5th St Alteration - Addition Houston Heights South
618 Bayland Ave Alteration – Siding Woodland Heights
7523 Rockhill St Alteration – Windows Glenbrook Valley
2029 W Gray St Alteration – Sign, Doors, Façade LM: River Oaks Theatre and Shopping Center
204 Stratford St Alteration – Porch Avondale East
702 Sul Ross St Alteration – Roof First Montrose Commons
527 Frasier St Alteration – Addition Freeland
615 Texas Avenue Alteration – Sign LM - The Alley Theatre

C. Presentation from Sheikh Halim and Thomas Hickman of Archive Construction
D. Comments from the Public
E. Comments from the HAHC
F. Historic Preservation Officer’s Report
G. Adjournment

The Houston Archeological and Historic Commission reserves the right to convene an Executive Session on any item listed on this agenda as authorized by the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Gov’t Code Chapter 551, under any applicable exception, including but not limited to Sec. 551.071, Consultation with Attorney.

Sign Up to Speak

Anyone wishing to speak before the Commission should sign up to speak via phone 832-393-6556 or email historicpreservation@houstontx.gov, 24 hours in advance preferred. You may also sign up at the meeting, in person or via chat. Please see the agenda for more speaker guidelines.  

About the Commission

Commission Group Photo

Top left to right: Roman McAllen, Historic Preservation Officer, Dominic Yap, John Cosgrove, David Bucek (Chair), Stephen McNiel, Charles Stava, Steven F. Curry, and Ben Koush. Front row left to right: Urmila Srinivasan, Jennifer Ostlind, Deputy Director (Executive Secretary), Elizabeth Wiedower Jackson (Vice Chair), Ashley Elizabeth Jones, and Legal Counsel Kim Mickelson.

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

Commission Members

  • Ashley Elizabeth Jones – Archaeologist (Position 1)
  • Tanya Debose – Historian (Position 2)
  • Urmila Srinivasan – Architectural Historian (Position 3)
  • Rhonda Sepulveda – Cultural History Organization Representative (Position 4)
  • David Bucek – Registered Architect (Position 5)
  • Elizabeth Wiedower Jackson – Commercial Business Representative (Position 6)
  • John Cosgrove – Real Estate Appraiser (Position 7)
  • Stephen McNiel – Remodeler/Builder (Position 8)
  • Steven F. Curry – Preservation Specialist (Position 9)
  • Ann Collum – Citizen Representative (Position 10)
  • Dominic Yap – Citizen Representative (Position 11)
  • Charles Stava – Citizen Representative (Position 12)
  • Ben Koush – Citizen Representative (Position 13)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Samantha Bruer – Architectural Archivist, Houston Metropolitan Research Center
  • Marta Crinejo – Mayor's Liaison

Executive Secretary

  • Margaret Wallace Brown Director, Planning and Development, or
  • Jennifer Ostlind - Deputy Director, Planning and Development

HAHC Deadline and Meeting Location

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

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