Washington Avenue Livable Centers Study

The Washington Avenue corridor is truly one of Houston’s most unique places; one that we’re happy to call home. The corridor has experienced significant growth, benefiting from a large influx of new residents, businesses, restaurants and bars, and artists, but has also felt stresses to the area’s transportation and open space networks and housing affordability.

The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in partnership with Better Houston, the City of Houston and TIRZ 15, is conducting a Livable Centers study of Houston’s historic Washington Avenue Corridor, bounded by I-45 on the east, I-10 on the north, Westcott Street on the west and Buffalo Bayou on the south.

The Livable Centers program seeks to create walkable, mixed-use places that provide multi-modal transportation, improve environmental quality and promote economic development. Asakura Robinson Company is priming the team, leading the public engagement and creating the report. The study, a nine-month process, is engaging area residents and workers, government agencies, businesses and institutions in developing recommendations for improvements to the area.

Through significant public input, our team developed 12 recommendations relating to circulation and connectivity, development standards, affordable housing, public art, branding, district management, parks and open space, bicycle and pedestrian amenities and economic development.

Click here to download the final report.

Washington Avenue Livable Centers Plan from Asakura Robinson on Vimeo.

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