Historic Preservation Commission
- 5:30 pm
- Meet as needed
- Neighborhood Facility
303 N 8th Street
Orange, TX 77630
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Created by Resolution 1996-131, the Historic Preservation Commission consists of five members.
|Name||Date First Appointed||Term (2 years)|
|Robert Manning||11/10/2020||11/10/20 to 10/27/22|
|Alan Mesecher||2/26/2019||9/22/20 to 9/27/22|
|Robin Craig - Hunt||9/24/2019||9/28/21 to 9/28/23|
|Kenneth Wheeler||12/8/2020||9/28/21 to 9/28/23|
|Susan Pennington||7/14/2020||9/22/20 to 9/27/22|
About the Commission
The Commission promotes the historic features of Orange to residents of Orange County; disseminates information to the public, owners of historic landmarks, and owners of property within historic districts about the preservation and enhancement of historic landmarks; and reviews building plans with applicants anticipating new construction in designated historic districts. The Commission also conducts research on the historic features of the city; makes recommendations on potential historic landmarks; considers landmark improvement plans, and other duties as set forth in the City of Orange Code of Ordinances.
The historic preservation commission shall:
- Promote the historic features of Orange to residents of Orange County;
- Serve as a partner to agencies, such as the Chamber of Commerce and State of Texas Tourist Bureau to attract visitors to Orange by promoting its historic features;
- Disseminate information to owners of historic landmarks and owners of property within historic districts about the preservation and enhancement of historic landmarks, as necessary;
- Disseminate information to the public concerning the preservation and enhancement of historic landmarks;
- Review building plans with applicants anticipating new construction in designated historic districts or applicants anticipating new construction on existing historic landmarks;
- Maintain a list and map of historic landmarks and historic districts which have been designated as such by the city council;
- Conduct research, as necessary, on the historic features of the city;
- Make recommendations on potential historic landmarks to the city council; and
- Consider landmark improvement plans which are submitted to the commission by the Director of Planning and Community Development.