Study Summary and Goals

The goal of the Montrose Livable Centers Study is to formulate a comprehensive plan driven by stakeholders, marking the first of its kind for Montrose. This initiative builds upon prior plans, harnesses existing and ongoing infrastructure enhancements, and enhances pedestrian and cycling facilities, transit accessibility, green spaces, and economic and housing development, amalgamating them into a cohesive vision and action plan. Through extensive stakeholder engagement, the study has crafted a holistic, community-centric vision aimed at creating a livable and pedestrian-friendly environment. By addressing mobility, connectivity, land use, housing, and economic development, the study endeavors to establish Montrose as a premier destination for living, working, and recreation. Specifically, the plan calls for:

  • A multimodal connectivity plan that increases safety, access, and mobility throughout the study area for residents;
  • A market-oriented approach that promotes catalytic development opportunities and facilitates public-private partnerships;
  • Housing choice and affordability strategies that focus on Buffalo Bayou;
  • Community health recommendations through built environment interventions;
  • Improvements of landmarks, wayfinding, gateways, land use strategies, and other placemaking elements; and
  • Recommendations for strategic investments in neighborhood-scale community resilience.

Received 2021 Silver Planning Achievement Award in Best Practice from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APATX).

Study Area Map

Study will focus on the area is situated just southwest of downtown Houston. Established in 2015, the Montrose TIRZ is bound by W. Dallas St. to the north, Spur 527 to the east, IH 69/US 59 to the south and S. Shepherd Dr. to the west.

Montrose Study Area Map

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Local Partners

Montrose TIRZ

Lead Consultant

Asakura Robinson