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April 13, 2023

Three April Meetings Remain To Give Feedback on Livable Places Housing Recommendations
Public Comment Period Open Until April 27

The Planning and Development Department is hosting a series of public meetings in April to discuss the housing recommendations resulting from more than two years of research, Livable Places Action Committee’s (LPAC) discussions, and public engagement. The next meeting is Saturday, April 15 in Magnolia Park. If you can't make it in person, please join our virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 18.

These meetings will provide detailed information on the proposed housing recommendations, which if approved, will require amendments to Chapter 42 of the Code of Ordinances. Planning Commission will consider the ordinance amendments on April 27. If approved, the amendments will be considered by City Council.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and tell us what you think. You can also review the proposed ordinance amendments and share your feedback online during the public comment period, which is open until April 27.

Join us for these upcoming public meetings:

Saturday, April 15, 10:30 a.m.- noon
Magnolia Community Center
7037 Capitol Street, Houston, Texas 77011

Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams
Meeting link:

Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Leonel Castillo Community Center
2101 South Street, Houston, Texas 77009

What is Livable Places?
The Livable Places Action Committee is a committee of the Planning Commission that is paving the way for more connected, resilient and livable neighborhoods for all Houstonians. To do this, we are focusing on updating development rules that encourage opportunities to build more homes that are also connected to alternative transportation.

Livable Places key housing recommendations include:

  • Allowing more “missing middle” homes, like triplexes and small house scale apartment buildings, in developed neighborhoods
  • Making it easier to build accessory dwelling units, like garage apartments or “granny flats,” on single-family residential lots when not prohibited by deed restrictions
  • Adding more home options with better access to transit options like bus stops, bike lanes, and neighborhood destinations
  • Improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Reducing parking requirements in neighborhoods with good access to existing transit and bike lanes

Ways to share your feedback:

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