Livable Centers Call for Planning Study Partners

2021 Livable Centers Sponsor Call Coming Soon

The Houston-Galveston Area Council will be issuing its next Call for Livable Centers Study Sponsors in Spring 2021.

Livable Centers are places where people can live, work, and play with less reliance on their cars. The studies include strategies for promoting a complementary mix of land uses, designed to be walkable, connected, and accessible by multiple modes of transportation. Livable Centers Implementation can take many forms, including on the ground projects, policies and programs.

H-GAC is seeking Livable Centers proposals from local governments and other eligible sponsors. Sponsors can propose one of the following study types:

  • Full Livable Centers Studies - Aims to create walkable live, work, play environments at a neighborhood or district level.

  • Focused Livable Centers Studies - Targets small areas such as a community-node or destination, or focus on a specific livable centers goal.

Eligible Partners Include:

  1. This call for planning study sponsors is limited to city or county governments, transit agencies, management districts, municipal utility districts, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ), and other entities that can receive federal transportation funding and implement transportation study recommendations.

  2. The proposed study must be located within H-GAC’s 8-county TMA, which includes Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller counties.

  3. If the applicant is not the primary owner of the streets, sidewalks, or public right-of-way in the study area, the applicant must provide a letter of support from the owning agency (i.e., the city or county that owns and maintains the streets, sidewalks, etc.).