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About the Project

The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in partnership with Better Houston, the City of Houston and TIRZ 15,  is conducting a Livable Centers study of Houston’s historic Washington Avenue Corridor.

The Livable Centers program seeks to create walkable, mixed-use places that provide multi-modal transportation, improve environmental quality and promote economic development. The Washington Avenue Livable Centers study area, which is bounded by I-45 in the East, I-10 in the North, Westcott in the West and Buffalo Bayou in the south, includes much of Superneighborhood 22 and contains all or most of the First and Sixth Wards, Memorial Heights, West End, Magnolia Grove, Westwood Grove, Rice Military, Wood Crest and Cottage Grove neighborhoods.

The study is engaging area residents and workers, government agencies, businesses and institutions in developing recommendations for improvements to the area. These will include transportation, economic development, housing choice, sustainability, open space and placemaking recommendations. Plans for Livable Centers, to be effective, are supported by incentives, flexible regulations, and basic standards for walkable urbanism.

To join a stakeholder group or to be contacted regarding public meetings and other opportunities for input, please contact us at, or visit our office at 1902 Washington Avenue (entrance on Silver Street).

The project team includes Asakura Robinson, Arup, Morris Architects, RCLCO, SWA Group, Traffic Engineers and Damon Williams Consulting.