Both Local and National Register Historic Districts are geographically-defined areas possessing a significant concentration of buildings united by their history and/or architecture.
National Register Historic Districts
A district possesses a significant concentration of sites, buildings, structures or objects united historically or aesthetically by plan or physical development. The importance of a district lies in the collection of buildings that reflects the social and architectural history of the area.
In Texas, the National Register of Historic Places listing process is administered by the Texas Historical Commission.
Review of Work in National Register Districts
The City's Historic Landmark Commission reviews building, site, demolition and relocation permits within national register historic districts in an effort to retain the historic integrity and defining architectural characteristics of the City's designated historic areas. The City Historic Preservation Office staff can provide assistance and guidance on the City Historic Landmark Commission's design review process. Staff are also available to meet with property owners early in the early planning stages of a project to provide advice on how to design changes and additions. The City Historic Preservation Office can administratively approve minor projects if the applicable design guidelines are met. All other permits require City Historic Landmark Commission review.