Preservation opponents continue to spread misinformation and disinformation about the recent changes to the historic preservation ordinance. Do not let scare tactics spur you to make an impulsive decision that could have long-lasting effects for you and your neighbors.
A factual presentation by Planning & Development Director Marlene Gafrick is available online explaining what the amended ordinance does and does not do. Use the links below to view the four-part program:
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae5DyFiwuk4
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp81p1Yq2HQ
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8X3IpwWfcs
If any of these links do not work, please visit www.youtube.com and enter “Marlene Gafrick” in the search engine.
Please share this information with your neighbors and please do not sign any petitions regarding Houston’s historic districts. These petitions could result in the dissolution of Houston’s designated historic districts and the loss of preservation protections for you and your neighbors.
If you have any questions regarding the preservation ordinance, please get your answers from the people responsible for administering the ordinance by contacting Planning & Development Department staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-837-7701.
The City of Houston has posted a summary of the amendments and what they mean on the Planning & Development Department website. [Click here] to access that information.