Historic Preservation Commission

Meetings

  • 5:30 pm
  • Meet as needed
  • Neighborhood Facility
    303 N 8th Street
    Community Room
    Orange, TX 77630

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

Created by Resolution 1996-131, the Historic Preservation Commission consists of five members.

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:

  1. Promote the historic features of Orange to residents of Orange County;
  2. 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;
  3. Disseminate information to owners of historic landmarks and owners of property within historic districts about the preservation and enhancement of historic landmarks, as necessary;
  4. Disseminate information to the public concerning the preservation and enhancement of historic landmarks;
  5. Review building plans with applicants anticipating new construction in designated historic districts or applicants anticipating new construction on existing historic landmarks;
  6. Maintain a list and map of historic landmarks and historic districts which have been designated as such by the city council;
  7. Conduct research, as necessary, on the historic features of the city;
  8. Make recommendations on potential historic landmarks to the city council; and
  9. Consider landmark improvement plans which are submitted to the commission by the Director of Planning and Community Development.