Livable Centers Study
Purpose of Study
In partnership with the City of Houston, Council District K and Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Southwest Houston area is embarking on a Livable Centers Study. The goals of the Livable Centers Program is to facilitate the creation of walkable, mixed-use places that provide multi-modal transportation options, improve environmental quality, and promote economic development.
Over the last decade, the Southwest Houston area has experienced increased development of a variety of uses from single family residential to light industrial uses all without guidance and consideration of local and regional mobility needs the serve the community.
This page will be updated throughout the planning process including ways to participate, public engagement results, and plan deliverables. Please contact Louis Cutaia, email@example.com with any questions, comments, or requests for additional information.
The study area covers 25 square miles and is located south of Loop 610, bordered on the north by Main Street, to the south by McHard Road, to the east by Almeda Road, and the west by Fondren Road. The study area is bisected by Sims Bayou and includes 3 commercial corridors with significant opportunity for development and redevelopment, Sims Bayou Greenway, and a number of community parks including Townwood Park and Community Center, Brentwood Park and the planned Blue Ridge Park owned by Harris County.
Public Meeting #1
On November 4, 2021, we held a kick-off meeting for the Livable Centers Study where we had over 40 in-person attendees and more than 20 joining virtually. Here is a link to the November 4 presentation (.pdf), and November 4 engagement boards (.pdf). Results from online survey helped inform the plan goals and objectives, and preliminary recommendations.
Public Meeting #2
On February 7, 2022, the second public meeting was held for the Livable Centers Study where we had over 75 attendees participate virtually. Here is a link to the February 7 presentation (.pdf).
To view recordings of both public meetings, please contact Louis Cutaia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Results from the preliminary recommendations survey can be found here (.pdf). Feedback will help refine projects recommendations and identify other project needs in the Study Area.
Public Meeting #3 (5 CORNERS COMMUNITY DAY)
The Southwest Houston Livable Centers Study team has been hard at work defining project goals and refining project recommendations based on your input and feedback. Now we want to hear from you again! Join us for the final Public Meeting to provide input on which projects and programs we’re recommending make the greatest difference in the Southwest Houston area.
When: April 30, 2022 11:00AM – 2:00PM
Where: Townwood Park, 3402 Simsbrook Dr., Houston, Texas 77045
View the Interactive Map: The interactive map features scavenger hunt locations, project recommendations, and challenges and opportunities identified by the community.
Celebrate the Community! Take a picture at designated “selfie points” identified on the back or hidden gems throughout the community. Hidden gem locations can be anything you enjoy in the community: gardening, shopping, cycling, walking, etc. Selfies to be shared across social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). Use the hashtag #SWHLCS or email 5CornersScavengerHunt@gmail.com to be entered to win a raffle prize to be announced April 30, 2022, at Townwood Park (must be present to win). Minimum 3 locations for participation in the raffle.
- Townwood Park: 3402 Simsbrook Dr.
- Blue Ridge Park (Fort Bend): 5600 Court Rd.
- Blue Ridge Park (Harris County): 13845 Blue Ridge Rd.
- Cambridge Village Park: 13113 Nitida St.
- Wildheather Park: 14900 White Heather Dr.
- Hunters Glen Jogging Trail
- Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center: 3810 W Fuqua St.
- Brentwood Park: 13220 Landmark St.
- UPArt Studio Mini Mural #8: S Post Oak Rd. @ Allum Rd.
- UPArt Studio Sculpture #9: Nitida St. @ Brookston St.
- UPArt Studio Mini Mural #13: W Orem Dr. @ Chimney Rock Rd.
- UPArt Studio Mini Mural #15: Sims Bayou @ Croquet Ln.
- UPArt Studio Mini Mural #17: Sims Bayou @ S Post Oak Rd.
- Entrance to Sims Bayou: 5400 Simsbrook Dr.