Historical Preservation

Protecting Wimberley's Historic Resourcesforister

The settlement that would eventually become know as Wimberley started as a trading post near Cypress Creek in 1848. The settlement's long history is apparent in the numerous historic buildings and structures located throughout the City. In an effort to preserve these unique pieces of history,  the City has contracted with Post Oak Preservation Solutions LLC to complete a historic resources survey and report for the downtown core and adjacent areas of the city. This initiative is part of a larger preservation project that includes ordinances to establish a local historic district, design guidelines, and a National Register of Historic Places historic district nomination.

Historic Resources Survey

Post Oak Preservation Solutions will be conducting a survey of downtown Wimberley on June 13th and 14th.  They will be wearing brightly colored vests and taking pictures of buildings from FM 3237 to Brookshire Brothers on Ranch Road 12. The purpose of this survey is to develop a report and historic district map that identifies contributing and non-contributing resources for a National Register of Historic Places district nomination. Information can be found HERE

Public Engagement

Post Oak Preservation Solutions will host public meetings and will conduct interviews with stakeholders, property owners, and City Council to further document historic resources within the City. 

Representatives held information meetings at the Wimberley Community Center to seek feedback from citizens and gather additional information on the following days:
August 10, 2022 - 5PM-7PM
August 11, 2022 - 10AM-12PM

Upcoming Meetings:
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:00PM Presentation
Monday, April 24, 2023 - 5:00PM Presentation
Location: City Hall, 221 Stillwater
At this meeting, the proposed historic district design guidelines for downtown Wimberley will be discussed. These guidelines will govern the appearance and materials of proposed additions, new construction, and signage in the downtown historic district as well as provide guidance and preservation requirements for historic buildings. At this meeting, examples of infill projects, signage, and new construction will be presented. This will help Post Oak Preservation gain insight from the community with regards to what is acceptable in historic Wimberley. This will be an open meeting, and all are welcome to attend. 

Public Hearing at Planning and Zoning Commission: May 11, 2023 - 6:00PM
Public Hearing (1st Reading of Ordinance) at City Council: May 18, 2023 - 6:00PM
2nd Reading of Ordinance at City Council: June 1, 2023

To add comments online: Click Here

Historic District Design Guidelines

A fully illustrated document that details the design guidelines representing the character of the City will be created to guide property owners on improvements, alterations, and infill within the historic district. It will be designed as an easy to use manual and maintenance guide. These guidelines will be used as an educational tool to promote the history of Wimberley through history, architecture, and culture.

Post Oak completed Draft 3 of the Wimberley design guidelines. Please find the pdfs of each chapter linked below:

Wimberley Design Guidelines

Public Hearing at Planning and Zoning Commission: June 8, 2023
Public Hearing and Consideration at City Council: June 15, 2023


Questions and Communications

For more information about the project please email wimberley@postoakpreservation.com