Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC)

Commission Meetings

Beginning April 23, 2020, Historic Commission meetings will take place online, using the Microsoft TEAMs platform. Historic Commission meeting links and instructions to join the virtual meeting are posted below. The meeting agenda includes speaker guidelines and a list of items being considered.

  • Meeting Name: Historic Office of Preservation Board and Commission Training
  • Meeting Date / Time: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 2:00 pm
  • Agenda: 6.17.2021 Agenda
  • Online Meeting Link via App: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
  • Online Meeting via Web Browser: https://bit.ly/3ct6mnu
  • Call-In Option: 936-755-1521 Conference ID: 576 441 772#
  • Make Comments by Phone: 832-393-6556

    June 17, 2021 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
    1202 Ashland St Alteration – Addition Houston Heights West
    920 Key St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Porch or Balcony, Roof Norhill
    801 Cortlandt St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Roof Houston Heights West
    1026 Arlington St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Porch or Balcony, Chimney, Roof Houston Heights South
    1026 Arlington St New Construction – Garage or Carport Houston Heights South
    922 Arlington St Alteration – Siding or Trim, Windows, Roof Houston Heights South
    112 Stratford St Alteration – Addition, Windows Avondale East
    514 Woodland St Alteration – Addition Woodland Heights
    3215 Morrison St New Construction – Single Family Residential Woodland Heights
    3215 Morrison St New Construction – Garage or Carport Woodland Heights
    1128 Walling St Alteration – Porch or Balcony Norhill
    1006 W Cottage St Alteration – Windows, Porch or Balcony Norhill
    1609 Columbia St Alteration – Roof Houston Heights East
    615 Bayland Ave Alteration – Siding or Trim Woodland Heights
    614 Euclid St New Construction – Single Family Residential Woodland Heights
    1802 North Boulevard Alteration - Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Roof Boulevard Oaks
    1702 North Boulevard Alteration - Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Porch or Balcony, Roof, Awning or Canopy Boulevard Oaks
    1917 Washington Ave Alteration – Sign Old Sixth Ward
    841 Arlington St Alteration – Addition, Porch or Balcony Houston Heights South
    4018 Oak Ridge St Alteration – Addition, Foundation, Siding or Trim, Doors, Windows, Porch or Balcony, Roof Norhill
    • C. Comments from the Public
    • D. Comments from the HAHC
    • E. Historic Preservation Officer’s Report
    • F. Adjournment

    Getting Started

    Download the Microsoft TEAMs program application for free at https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/download-app. Please note that your computer requires speakers and a microphone in order to use Microsoft Teams. A free smartphone version of this app is also available from the Apple Store or Google Play.

    Basic Virtual Meeting Instructions

    • Join the meeting via the link or by phone.
    • After joining, stay muted to minimize background disruptions.
    • If you are recognized by the Chair to speak, unmute yourself and consider turning on the app’s video during your speaking time.
    • State your name, spell your last name, and make your comments in the specified time allowed. Say if you are in support, against, or undecided, and conclude when prompted.
    • To mute or unmute yourself on the phone, press *6. On the computer, use the microphone icon.
    • Please turn off your video after speaking. Remember, your image and background are made public.

    Public Comments

    The public may address the Historic Commission on agenda items. Please submit comments or sign up to speak at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. All comments are made part of the public meeting record.

    • Submit comments on an item via email to historicpreservation@houstontx.gov.
    • You may also call the Historic Commission at 832-393-6556. A staff member will take your comments, which will be read and included in the public record.
    • Speakers will be called on in the order of sign up and can speak for two minutes. See agenda for speaker guidelines.


    If you have materials or graphic information for the Historic Commission to consider, submit it via email to historicpreservation@houstontx.gov 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting for it to be included in the final agenda packet.

    Concluding the Virtual Meeting

    Please hang up or disconnect to leave the meeting.

    Questions? Contact the Planning Department at 832-393-6600 or email us at planningdepartment@houstontx.gov.

About the Commission

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.

2019 Back row (left to right): Sue Lovell, John Cosgrove, Ben Koush and Charles Stava.
Front row (left to right): P&D Interim Director Margaret Wallace Brown,
Emily Ardoin-Vice Chair, Minnette Boesel-Chair, Ann Collum, and Jorge Garcia-Herreros.

Commission Members

  • Ashley Elizabeth Jones – Archaeologist (Position 1)
  • Minnette Boesel – Chair, 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

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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