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METRO Releases Transit-Oriented Development Study

METRO Releases Transit-Oriented Development Study

As Houston’s population grows, METRO is also expanding its transit network to meet the region’s transportation needs. More and more residents are seeking walkable neighborhoods with access to transit. The completion of METRO’s Red, Purple, and Green light-rail lines, along with the redesigning of the local bus network in 2015, gives both public and private entities a chance to encourage transit-oriented development that supports walking, biking, and transit use.

Metro has released their Transit-Oriented Development Study in partnership with the City of Houston and the Houston-Galveston Area Council, which identifies the benefits of successful transit-oriented development, such as triggering economic, transportation, health, and community benefits. By identifying and communicating these benefits, METRO and other stakeholders can support policies and programs that will make TOD more likely to occur.

The Houston Planning Commission approved an Urban Corridor Plan that was adopted by Houston City Council in 2009 that requires that new development along transit corridors and intersecting streets comply with specific design and construction standards. City ordinance #2009-0762, Chapter 42 Article IV requires that these standards be fully accommodated in the public right of way.

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Sunday Streets Returns to the East End on May 17

Sunday Streets Returns to the East End on May 17

Cigna Sunday Streets kicks off its 3rd event in 2015 by returning to the East End on May 17. With no cars on the road, you’ll be able to walk, run, dance bike or play in the streets with friends, family and neighbors. Navigation Boulevard from Jensen to Lockwood will be closed to traffic from…

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Houston Fringe Festival Returns to East End Houston for Ninth Year

Houston Fringe Festival Returns to East End Houston for Ninth Year

The 2016 Houston Fringe Festival is a 5-day celebration of independent performing arts by performers from the Bayou City and beyond. This year marks the ninth year of the festival, as well as an all-new format. Previously, the festival was held across three different venues in Houston’s historic East End; this year all shows will be held at the newly named Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theater).

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