District K

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, lcutaia@halff.com with any questions, comments, or requests for additional information.

Study Boundaries
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 Engagement
Southwest Livable Centers residents, stakeholders, businesses, and other interested parties: We want your feedback about the priorities and opportunities for the Southwest Houston community. 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 presentation, recording of the meeting, and engagement boards: Southwest Livable Centers Study Public Engagement Meeting Materials The online survey will remain open until November 30, 2021. Your feedback will help guide the improvements and recommendations for your community.

Survey Link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SouthwestHouston

Project Timeline

Livable Centers Project Timeline