OST/Palm Center Livable Centers Study

Study Summary and Goals

The proposed study area is located in the Greater Southeast Management District (the District) and is bounded by Highway 288 to the west, North MacGregor Way to the north, Texas Spur 5 and Mykawa Road to the east, and Yellowstone Boulevard and Griggs Road to the south and includes parts of Riverside Terrace and OST/Palm Center neighborhoods.

The study focus area is along Old Spanish Trail and Griggs Road from 288 to Texas Spur 5. OST/Griggs Road Corridor provides a connection to the Texas Medical Center, is adjacent to several world-class universities, and hosts a METRO light rail route with plans for expansion. Additionally, the corridor runs parallel to Brays Bayou and includes a mixture of multi-family residential, restaurants, retail, employment opportunities, schools, the Palm Center Business and Technology Center, and MacGregor Park.

The District endeavors to continue to promote this area by conducting strategic improvements to make the area more attractive to residents, businesses, and visitors. This Livable Centers study effort would provide a vision for multimodal connectivity from the OST/Palm Center area to other activity centers within Houston Southeast. By expanding the existing multi-modal network, access to destinations along the District’s Economic Development Corridors as described in the Houston Southeast Community Plan, would spur commerce for sustained and equitable community revitalization.

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Local Partner

Greater Southeast Management Disctrict

Lead Consultant