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Design and Historic Review Commission

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The Design and Historic Review Commission is a board formed by the consolidation of the former Historic Preservation and River Corridor commissions. The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 1993 by the City Council to recommend, promote, protect and enhance the  integrity of landmarks and districts of historical and cultural significance. The River Corridor Commission was established in 1982 by the City Council to recommend policies and ordinances controlling development of land along the Concho River.
In 2012, City Council finalized the consolidation, forming the Historic and Design Review Commission. This commission is charged with the duties the two prior commissions separately undertook.

The commission generally meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday each month in the East Reception Room, City Hall, 72 W. College Ave. Agendas are posted on this website and at City Hall, 72 W. College Ave.

The Design & Historic Review Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council. Ex-officio members include the Planning Manager, Historic Preservation Officer and Building Official.

Board members

  • Stephen McLaughlin (Chair)
  • Lisa Wallace (Vice-Chair)
  • Clay Engdahl
  • Lenny James
  • Henry Schmidt
  • James Thomas
  • David Mazur
  • Barbara Hesse, Historic Adviser

Anyone interested in serving on the board should contact the City Clerk's office on the second floor of City Hall or call 325-657-4405 for more information. For additional board information, contact the Planning Division staff at 325-657-4210 and press 2.

Design and Historic Review Commission meeting schedule

Design and Historic Review Committee Meeting/Deadline Schedule (2019)