Preparations for Corridor Planning Process

Under the auspices of the Planning Commission, the Planning Department in conjunction with Metro is preparing to launch a corridor planning process with an early role for citizen involvement. The underlying premise is that the city of Houston is responsible for the corridor plan of which transit is one component.

At the time of printing, the process is in early stages of development by the Planning Department. The following parameters are under consideration:

~Citizens would be engaged early in the visioning process and consulted during several rounds of discussion.
~ The process would need to be timed to parallel the Metro planning design and environmental impact statement process currently underway

  • The plan would be developed in coordination with Planning Commission committees responsible for recommendations for changes to design standards and development ordinances needed to encourage implementation of the plan
  • The plan would be ultimately adopted by the Planning Commission and recommendations for ordinance changes would be forwarded to City Council.