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.
OST/Palm Center Livable Centers Study – September 2022
The Greater Southeast Management District (Houston Southeast) along with Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) and the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority – TIRZ 7 has selected a leading global design firm Stantec to conduct a Livable Centers Study for Houston’s Old Spanish Trail (OST)/Palm Center area. The firm will evaluate the area and identify opportunities to promote transit-oriented development, improve connectivity and mobility, preserve historic resources, and stimulate economic growth. The project aims to create an actionable plan for Houston’s Greater Southeast Management District (GSMD) that will make OST/Palm Center a more equitable and sustainable community.
Recording of the Town Hall Meeting No. 1
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.
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.