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METRO Releases Transit-Oriented Development Study

METRO Releases Transit-Oriented Development Study

As Houston’s population grows, METRO is also expanding its transit network to meet the region’s transportation needs. More and more residents are seeking walkable neighborhoods with access to transit. The completion of METRO’s Red, Purple, and Green light-rail lines, along with the redesigning of the local bus network in 2015, gives both public and private entities a chance to encourage transit-oriented development that supports walking, biking, and transit use.

Metro has released their Transit-Oriented Development Study in partnership with the City of Houston and the Houston-Galveston Area Council, which identifies the benefits of successful transit-oriented development, such as triggering economic, transportation, health, and community benefits. By identifying and communicating these benefits, METRO and other stakeholders can support policies and programs that will make TOD more likely to occur.

The Houston Planning Commission approved an Urban Corridor Plan that was adopted by Houston City Council in 2009 that requires that new development along transit corridors and intersecting streets comply with specific design and construction standards. City ordinance #2009-0762, Chapter 42 Article IV requires that these standards be fully accommodated in the public right of way.

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East End Houston Cultural District Unveils Cultural Arts Strategic Plan

East End Houston Cultural District Unveils Cultural Arts Strategic Plan

Today, the East End District announced the adoption of a Cultural Arts Strategic Plan that will provide a framework for cultivating the cultural landscape of Houston’s East End over the next ten years. Created by Houston-based art advisory firm Weingarten Art Group (WAG), the plan is the result of seven months of research, analysis and community outreach to East End residents, business owners, artists, cultural activists, historians and more. The plan was made possible by a grant from the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and was officially adopted by the East End District Board of Directors on November 19, 2020.

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In Memoriam: Yolanda Black Navarro

In Memoriam: Yolanda Black Navarro

Obituary published on Chron.com on November 12, 2015 While in the presence of family and in the hands of her son, Yolanda Black Navarro, a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, friend, and champion of Houston’s East End, lost her battle with leukemia on Monday, November 9, 2015. Yolanda Black Navarro, a native Houstonian, was born on…

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