Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States, is a dynamic, growing city, rich in culture and diversity. The Planning and Development Department's mission is to work to ensure that it remains a vibrant and sustainable city by partnering with decision makers and the community to balance a spectrum of needs and interests while addressing the dynamics of growth and change.
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Notice:Proposed Addressing Ordinance
The Department is proposing to consolidate and codify an addressing ordinance. It is limited to properties inside city of Houston corporate limits. GIS will be used to share addressing data across a broad spectrum of end users. Additional benefits include nightly updates of addressing data and allowing the addressing of property to occur during the platting process. To view the draft ordinance, click here.
Mayor Annise Parker announces Complete Streets Policy
Mayor Annise Parker unveiled a transformative new approach for Houston streets that will accommodate the needs of all users, not just those behind the wheel. The mayor’s Complete Streets and Transportation Plan is meant to provide safe, accessible and convenient use by motorists, public transit riders, pedestrians, people of all abilities and bicyclists. The new policy, detailed in a draft executive order from the mayor, will be achieved over time as improvements to existing roadways and redevelopment occur. For more information, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/20131010.html, view the policy here or download a presentation here.
How to preserve a neighborhood's character
To learn about Chapter 42 tools available to help protect neighborhood residential character and download applications, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Neighborhood/prevailLotBldg.html.
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Houston, TX 77002