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Downtown Victoria & Historic Preservation

The Victoria of today is a modern city, but one which has not lost its small town atmosphere. Victoria's rich and unique historic past can be experienced through its Downtown.

 

  • Preservation Incentive Program - Established to enhance our historic resources, the program provides grant assistance for facade restoration and other improvements.  The grant requires a 50/50 match with a maximum grant of $20,000 per property. Grant funds will be available after October 1, 2013.
     
  • Demolition Delay - Demolition permits for historic structures are automatically stayed for 60 days to allow interested parties to explore alternatives to demolition.  This delay applies to any structure built prior to 1950 and located within one of the Historic Districts; any property recorded as a Texas Historical Landmark or listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
     
    • Current Properties Under Review:  None

 

  • Historic Districts - On April 3, 2007 the City Council adopted two historic districts; the Original Townsite Historic District and the Victoria Heights Historic District.  The Nine Rivers Historic District was created on September 7, 2010 and the College Park Historic District was created on May 7, 2013.  The placement of manufactured and industrialized housing as well as new billboards are prohibited within the historic districts.

    Historic District Map

  • Victoria was designated as a Texas Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission in October 2011.  Click here for more information on the Victoria Main Street Program.
 

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