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Real Estate Rx in Real Estate BizNow

The buildings are old, and the arguments have been made before, but proposed amendments to Houston’s historic preservation ordinance have heated up the topic once again. The proposed amendments would regulate exterior alterations, new construction, and demolition of “contributing” buildings in historic districts (like this B&B in the Heights, the epicenter of dissent against the ordinance). In the past, if the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission (HAHC) didn’t approve a developer’s plans (usually to demolish a historic structure), he could wait 90 days and go ahead with his original project. … Read More

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