Transportation & Local Mobility
To achieve its goals of promoting, developing, and encouraging opportunities for residents and businesses in the area, Houston Southeast is moving forward on a number of projects that are vital to the community’s well-being. These illustrate the commitment to fostering growth and making neighborhoods better, safer, more visible, and even more beautiful.
Caroline Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements Project Concept Plan Report (Caroline Promenade) – February 2020
The Greater Southeast Management District (Houston Southeast) and the Caroline Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from the Museum Park Super Neighborhood (which includes Museum Park Neighborhood Association, Hermann Park Conservancy and Museum District Association) and OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority-TIRZ #7; along with and a host of other strategic partners worked to develop a comprehensive report to support planning and pre-design efforts consisting of back-of-curb pedestrian improvements (plus esplanades) that address the issues of multi-modal accessibility, pedestrian safety and comfort, ecosystem services, neighborhood identity, and by extension, economic development potential in the area.
The Caroline Street /Pedestrian-Bicycle Improvement Project (Caroline Promenade) is a 1.7 mile, 15-block corridor study on the stretch of Caroline Street spanning from Wheeler Avenue at I-69 to Hermann Drive in Houston Southeast.This planning and pre-design was an effort to reimagine the Caroline Promenade as a “cultural spine” as identified in the Museum Park Livable Center Study. This “cultural spine” will connect destinations in the corridor as well as adjacent museums/parks/cultural districts.
For a copy of the Caroline Street Promenade Concept Plan Report, Click Here.
Almeda Corridor Parking Pilot Program
To address the parking challenges in the Almeda Corridor, City of Houston ParkHouston ran a pilot program from an from September 23 – October 25. Please take a moment to provide your feedback on the Almeda Corridor Parking Pilot Program.
Southmore Bridge Demolition Information:
The Southmore bridge will remain closed for the reconstruction of the bridge. Access to the frontage road has reopened. For updates and a complete list of detours visit DRIVE288.COM
Joint Infrastructure Plan
In order to identify and prepare for future opportunities, the OST/ Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority and Houston Southeast have developed a joint infrastructure plan to assist both the Authority and the District in the identification, funding, and implementation of federally eligible mobility infrastructure improvements.
Museum Park Livable Centers Study
Park Neighborhood Association to develop the Museum Park Livable Centers Study. The goal of a Livable Center Study is to propose implementable ideas that create or further enhance communities people perceive as safe, convenient and desirable. Please find the link to the complete study
Bus Shelter Maintenance
Houston Southeast maintains 25 bus shelters throughout the district. The bus shelters are cleaned and maintained on a weekly basis.
Houston Southeast Community Plan
Houston Southeast has engaged Roberta Burroughs and Associates to update the Greater Third Ward Community Plan, which was originally created in July 1995. The firm developed a preliminary report of the existing conditions of the community. The firm also drafted the Community Plan which addressed a process and plan that identifies and community-driven goals within the District boundaries. Houston Southeast hosted three community meeting to gather the input of the business owners, constituents and community leaders for the development of the plan.
Houston Southeast is working with SEHTA to develop neighborhood greenways in the community. Neighborhood Greenways connect trails to users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transport. Houston Southeast has hired Walter P. Moore to design and develop neighborhood greenways in communities throughout the district.
Real Estate Services to the Houston Southeast Community
Houston Southeast has hired ARVO Realty Advisors to work with the district and business owners for investment and guidance for commercial real estate. Houston Southeast and ARVO host monthly workshops titled, IMOC (Invest in my Own Community). These workshops are aimed at getting individuals to become investors or developers in the area.
Houston Southeast is working with their public relations firm to develop gateway monuments in locations throughout the district. The gateway monuments will identify the name of the neighborhood and provide an identity to each neighborhood. Houston Southeast will engage local artists for the design and structure of the monuments.
Custom Bus Shelters
Houston Southeast recognizes that mass transit provides a convenient opportunity for visitors and residents to access, neighborhoods, businesses and attractions. Houston Southeast has begun working with a local mobility solutions company to develop custom bus shelters throughout the illustrious district.