Historic Districts



Areas of the Heights have been established as Historic Districts in an effort to preserve the character of the neighborhood. There are three maps which can provide information as to historic designated properties in the proper Heights and four additional maps for areas west of the Heights that have also been protected as Historic Districts. Per the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance, “designated area can be protected against wholesale demolition and construction of inappropriate architectural styles.”

Historic Districts
Historic Manual
Houston Norhill Historic District
Houston Freeland Historic District
Houston Heights West Historic District
Houston Heights East Historict District
Houston Heights South Historic District
Woodland Heights

Alley issues, deed restrictions, historic district designations, lot size and prevailing building line ordinances can be confusing. These are all separate issues that can impact a renovation or Heights development and several of these items may apply to the same property.