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City of Houston Gathers Feedback on Design Guidelines for Historic Districts

Posted on · The City of Houston recently (Sept. 27, 2016) held its first community workshop for its expanded Historic District Design Guidelines project. These are the guidelines property owners in historic districts can use when making changes to their home or building. At that community meeting, Winter & Company (the consulting firm the city hired back in May) presented […]

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What Changes May Be in Store for Houston’s Historic Preservation Ordinance?

Posted on · City officials are in the process of reviewing Houston’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. A public hearing was held last month, and officials are reviewing the comments received and will consider action at a meeting on Aug. 27. We discuss what’s under consideration, and what it means for historic sites in Houston, with Margaret Wallace Brown, Deputy […]

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What’s in Houston’s New General Plan and Bike Plan?

Posted on · Part of the equation in improving Houston’s infrastructure around biking and walking rests at the feet of the city’s planning department. Currently under construction is both the city’s new general plan, called Plan Houston, and the city’s new bike plan. So far, Plan Houston has issued twelve draft policy directives and the accompanying strategies to implement […]

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We Answer Your Questions About Houston Parking Policies

Posted on · Besides Houston traffic and the often-complained-about Houston roads, parking is one of Greater Houston’s biggest transportation concerns — the availability of it and regulations surrounding it. So today, we welcome any questions you may have about parking policies in the city of Houston for Maria Irshad, Assistant Director of the City of Houston Parking Management, and Brian […]