Downtown/EaDo Livable Centers Planning Study

Study Summary and Goals

The Downtown/EaDo Study provides analysis and recommendations to better link the many public venues located in the study area, while also encouraging new housing and job growth that allows people of all incomes to live in and around downtown. Specifically, the study recommends:

  • Activating the ground-level uses on selected streets and encouraging targeted residential and hotel development in the study area.
  • Improving pedestrian infrastructure for key connecting corridors like Chartres Street, Rusk Street, Capitol Street, and Texas Avenue.
  • Building separated bike lanes on certain downtown streets and connect bikeways to Buffalo Bayou.
  • Offering a bus circulator service that serves EaDo as well as downtown.

Download the Downtown/EaDo Livable Centers Study.

Study Area Map

This study covers an 11-by-16 block area bounded by bounded by Pease Street, St. Charles Street, Commerce Street, and Austin Street. The study area spans US-59 and is home to such major destinations as George R. Brown Convention Center, Dynamo Stadium, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and Discovery Green. In recent years, the study area has experienced heavy office, residential, retail, and entertainment development.

Downtown/EaDo Livable Centers Study Area Map

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Local Partners

Houston Downtown Management District
East Downtown Management District

Lead Consultant

Morris Architects