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Historic Resources Survey
 What is a historic resources survey?

“A Historic Resources Survey is a systematic method of documenting historic resources through fieldwork and research. Each historic resource is documented with photographs, maps, and a written  description on a form. Undertaking a survey to identify historic resources acknowledges that these resources have value to the community and future generations. Historic resources provide character, continuity and a sense of uniqueness to the community. A survey is fundamental to historic preservation because it results in the identification of historic resources, helps determine which of those resources should be preserved and can be essential in shaping local ordinances, guidelines or downtown master plans to protect these resources. The purpose of completing a local survey is to gather the information needed to plan for the wise use of a community’s resources. Historic resources are districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering and culture.” Source:Texas Historical Commission

The City will use the results of the survey to determine the historical context of Old League City. The results may lead to a change in the Historic District boundaries and future amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.
Kick-Off Meeting – October 19, 2017

League City residents are invited to the kick-off meeting for the Historic Resources Survey. Please join the conversation and share your knowledge of League City’s hidden gems -- historic and cultural sites in your neighborhood that may otherwise be overlooked. To view the press release, click here.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
200 W. Walker Street
   
Who will be doing the survey?

The City of League City has contracted Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting (CMEC) of Austin, Texas, to complete a historic resources survey for the City.

What can I expect to see during the survey process?


CMEC will photo-document each historic-age property from the public right-of-way and record details about its architectural style, exterior materials, and alterations. CMEC historians will also conduct research on important associations for the buildings in the survey area (for example, homes or businesses of important people and locations of important events).
Historians from CMEC will be in League City to perform the survey and conduct local research during the week of October 30, 2017. Please feel free to speak to the historians and ask questions if you see them in your neighborhood, but keep in mind that they will be operating on a schedule.

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Where will the consultants survey?


CMEC will document all historic-age buildings (built in 1970 and earlier) within the City’s Historic District, as well as an additional survey area outside the boundaries of the current district.
For a larger pdf map of the survey area, click here.

My property is inside the survey boundary, what does this mean for my property?

If your property is within the survey boundary and was built in 1970 or earlier, your property will be surveyed. If your property is located within the survey boundary and was built in 1971 or later, your property will not be surveyed. This survey will not change the boundaries of the Historic District.

For historic-age buildings in the current Historic District boundary, CMEC will make a determination of whether or not a building is contributing or non-contributing towards the Historic District. For properties outside of the current Historic District boundary, but within the survey boundary, CMEC will provide recommendations about whether each historic-age building could contribute to the current Historic District, if it were to be extended

Following the survey, CMEC will submit inventory forms for each property, and prepare a report with recommendations regarding the eligibility of properties for the National Register of Historic Places, as well as a potential adjustment to the boundary of the local historic district. The results of the survey will be presented to the public in the Spring of 2018.
Any change to the boundaries of the Historic District will require a public hearing and approval by the City Council.

What can I do to help?

CMEC historians welcome input from the public regarding property histories and identification of significant buildings. Historic photographs, stories, and other information may be submitted to CMEC historians via the following email address: .

For more information, contact Korrie Becht, Senior Planner and Staff Liaison for Historic Commission at or 281-554-1077.