Office of Historic Preservation
Phone: (210) 215-9274
The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) is pleased to announce that the City of San Antonio Historic Design Guidelines were adopted by City Council on November 8, 2012. The OHP worked with a volunteer steering committee and consultants Clarion Associates and Hardy Heck Moore, Inc. to plan and execute the Historic Design Guidelines. The draft document was advertised and made available for public comment through two public meetings prior to creation of the final draft. We appreciate all of the community feedback on this initiative.
The Historic Design Guidelines provide historic district residents, property owners,
professionals working with historic properties, and potential construction
applicants a background history of the City's historic districts, an
understanding of architectural design principles, and guidelines which promote predictability and ensure compatibility between new development and
the existing historic environment.
The adopted Historic Design Guidelines are available to view and download at the links below. Hardcopies are also available at the following public libraries: Central Library, Landa Branch, San Pedro Branch, Mission Branch, Carver Branch, and the Bazan Branch.
Adopted by Council on October 3, 2013, the School
of Aerospace Medicine Design Guidelines recognize the historic importance of
the Brooks SAM Campus and San Antonio’s legacy in the development of the
Man-in-Space Program. They also encourage sensitive development
that conforms to the setting of existing buildings, the conservation of
historic resources, and investment in the campus. The former
School of Aerospace Medicine is a local historic district.
The former Brooks School of Aerospace Medicine is a local historic district.