The City of Houston Planning & Development Department will be conducting an Urban Corridor Planning initiative. The findings of this study will modify the City's policies and regulations to facilitate the development of attractive, walkable, and transit supportive communities along existing and proposed METRO Solutions transit corridors.
Please note that Urban Corridor Planning is distinct from METRO's decisions about transit alignments or station locations.
Communities along METRO's planned light rail and guided rapid transit corridors will change not only as a result of the transit improvements, but also due to increased population growth. According to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the Houston region's population is expected to double in 30 years.
The way the city grows is directly related to the rules that govern land development and the standards for infrastructure that support development. Changes to these regulations and standards can positively affect how growth is distributed, the way the city looks and how we get around.
Urban Corridor Planning is working on ways to handle the projected growth by developing new regulations and setting new standards for areas along METRO's light rail and guided rapid transit corridors: Main Street, Uptown, East End, North, Southeast and University.