Walkable Places Pilot Areas - Near Northside


The Near Northside was selected as a pilot area for Walkable Places due to its close geographic location to downtown and to accelerate the action plan for Complete Communities. The boundary encompasses the length of Hogan/Lorraine, from Keene to Maury. The district boundary was chosen as an opportunity to connect all the incoming improvement plans created for Near Northside including the Bike Plan, Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), Transit Corridor and Hardy Toll Road. Working with the management district, the community and local stakeholders, Walkable Places will help the community become more walkable by creating development regulations that will ensure development occurring within the boundary creates a comfortable and welcoming transition from one place to another, encourages walking, and multimodal transportation use to create a Walkable Places district an experience unto itself.

Near Northside Pilot Area Boundary

Near Northside Boundary

Near Northside, click graphic for a full-sized .pdf version.

Upcoming Community Meeting

Near Northside

November 4th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Moody Community Center
3725 Fulton St. Houston,
TX 77009

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October 30, 2018

Near Northside Graphic

Presentation (.pdf)

Near Northside Walkable Places District Project Manager, Carlos G. Espinoza y Sánchez, joined the Houston Department of Transformation to pass informational flyers about the October 30th Houston Planning & Development Department Walkable Places Meeting at the Baker Ripley Leonel Castillo Community Center. The purpose of the event was to use Tactical Urbanism efforts to create a parklet. The parklet is envisioned at the intersection of Hogan and Cochran in the Greater Northside Management District.

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July 23, 2018

On July 23rd, 2018, the Planning Department held its 2nd public meeting in Near Northside regarding the proposed Hogan Street Walkable Place Pilot Area. The purpose of the meeting was to obtain feedback on key elements to promote walkability along Hogan Street.

Following a brief presentation by staff, meeting attendants were encouraged to interact with each of the station to provide their feedback on five topics. The five topics included pedestrian realm, accessibility, building design, parking and bike plan.

June 11, 2018

Presentation (.pdf)

Walkable Places Team
Carlos G. Espinoza y Sánchez, Project Manager
John Cedillo
Jose Mendoza
Phone: 832.393.6600
Fax: 832.393.6647

Public Comment Form
(coming soon)