The Victoria of today is a modern city, but it
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. Routine maintenance repairs and painting of private residences are not eligible for the program. Grant funds are not available at this time.
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.