Asakura Robinson Company joined The Planning Partnership of Toronto, Canada, to address successful connectivity and sensitive transit-oriented-development between METRO’s proposed Light Rail/Rapid Bus Transit lines and the surrounding neighborhoods. Project agenda includes critical issues of design, funding, policy and coordination/facilitation. Close collaboration with METRO, City of Houston Planning Dept., Municipal Management Districts (MMDs), Tax Increment Redevelopment Zones (TIRZs), and area developers enabled success of the study.
The initiative will change how the City regulates development and designs its streets and other infrastructure in order to create a high quality urban environment in areas along the corridors: Main Street, Uptown, East End, North, Southeast and University. Public input was encouraged during intensive 2-day workshops held for each corridor.
View project sheet here.