Commission Meetings

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.

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

Thursday, July 28th , 2022  , 2:30 p.m.

  • 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/3aMhGOd or
  • Join via Phone: 936-755-1521 Conference ID: 576 441 772#

You can download staff reports here.The agenda packet may be updated prior to the meeting.

Current Agenda

Call to Order
Elect Chair
Director's Report
Mayor's Liaison's Report
Approval of June 30, 2022 HAHC Meeting Minutes

A. 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
1405 Allston St Alteration - Addition Houston Heights West
825 Bayland St Alteration – Addition Woodland Heights
508 Cortlandt St Alteration – Roof Houston Heights South
3302 White Oak D Alteration – Sign Houston Heights South
309 E 16th St Alteration – Addition Houston Heights East
4101 Lyons Ave
Alteration - Addition PLM – Louis White Grocery
2003 Union St Alteration – Doors, Windows Old Sixth Ward
8823 Dover St Alteration – Windows Glenbrook Valley
802 W Temple St Alteration – Windows Norhill
802 W Temple St Demolition – Garage Norhill
1335 Tulane St Alteration – Addition Houston Heights West
1714 South Blvd Alteration – Addition Boulevard Oaks
711 E 5th ½ St New Construction – SFR Freeland
769 E 5th ½ St New Construction – SFR Freeland

B. Comments from the Public
C. Comments from the HAHC
D. Historic Preservation Officer’s Report
E. Adjournment

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.

Download a map of nearby parking facilities

→ Click here to view the Houston Preservation Appeals Board (HPAB)