LAND USE

The Woodland Heights neighborhood is one of the oldest and most historic in Houston, Texas. It is comprised of over 60 subdivisions, the majority of which are protected by Deed Restrictions. For those of you who are not familiar with deed restrictions, these are the documents which help us preserve the residential character of our neighborhood.

Anyone who wants to build new structures or change existing structure in the neighborhood must conform to the deed restrictions. Unless a property was specifically opted out by filing with the county clerk's office during the statutory period, the property IS SUBJECT TO these deed restrictions.

Deed Restriction Reference

As a service to our neighborhood, we have put online a copy of the text from our neighborhood deed restrictions. WARNING: These documents are for reference only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for legal documents. Do not attempt to copy these or use them as binding legal forms. The creators of this web site take no responsibility for errors or inaccuracies in the transcription of these documents. If you need a legal copy of these documents, please obtain them from the appropriate authorities.

Woodland Heights Subdivision Map

Hermosa Court, OfficialUnofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Highland Park, OfficialUnofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Norhill Addition, OfficialHistorical, Required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Rodgers, Official, Unofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Willborg, Official, Unofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Woodland Heights, Official, Unofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Woodland Heights Annex, Official, Unofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Woodland Terrace, Official, Unofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Woodland Terrace Modifications to Deed Restrictions, Official, Unofficial, First Amendment. Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.

Woodson Place, Official, Unofficial, Not required to submit plans to the WHCA for review.


Minimum Lot Size

For more information regarding Minimum Lot Size or Minimum Building Line and to download the application(s) visit the City of Houston’s Planning & Development page.


Historic Designation

In June of 2011 Woodland Heights Subdivision received Historic District designation from the City of Houston, thus preserving an architectural gem.

Located within two miles from downtown Houston and just north of White Oak Bayou, the Woodland Heights is a community established during the early twentieth century by the William Wilson Realty Company. 

For more information visit Preserve Woodland Heights.

Germantown Historic District was approved on December 5, 2012.

Woodland Heights Historic District boundary map. Approved by Houston City Council on June 29, 2011. Click to enlarge.