The area inside the Loop 610 carries an “urban” designation in terms of development. Currently, the urban area designation allows for reduced building line requirements for certain developments, a minimum lot size of 1,400 square feet under certain development situations, Special Minimum Lot Size (LS) and Special Minimum Building Line (BL) status and other allowances. Proposed ordinance changes are under review that, if approved by City Council, will allow certain “urban” development regulations to expand out to the Beltway. Visit http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/DevelopRegs/dev_regs_links.html for more information.
Metro (Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston and Harris County) Rail information can be found at http://www.ridemetro.org/.
Would you like to take a tour via a boat down the bayou?
- Visit http://www.portofhouston.com/community-outreach/sam-houston-boat-tour/ by the Port of Houston Authority
- Visit http://www.buffalobayou.org/boattours.html by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Visit http://www.marketscenter.net/ext/houstondowntown/ to learn more about downtown Houston.
If you are interested in purchasing a property in Houston, the Houston Association of Realtors provides data online at http://www.har.com/.
The Houston Museum District is an association of museums, galleries, cultural centers and community organizations dedicated to promoting the arts, sciences, and cultural amenities. Visit http://houstonmuseumdistrict.org/ for information on Houston’s museums.
To learn more about the available activities in the Hermann Park system visit http://www.hermannpark.org/.
To learn more about what is happening downtown, visit
- The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) at http://www.downtowndistrict.org/Home/
- The downtown webportal – an innovative partnership dedicated to promoting the vitality of downtown Houston at http://downtownhouston.org/
To learn more about the City of Houston, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/.