Built This City
Light/Silver Eagle Distributers
Central Houston, Inc.
Lance and Jennifer Gilliam
Greater East End Management District
James H. Greer and Mark Nini
Guy Hagstette, FAIA
Michael McEnany, AIA
Millis Development and Construction
Houston Parks Board
Studio Red Architects/Lake Flato Architects
Walter P. Moore
Save the Date
Plan Houston : A Roadmap to Success?
Craig Cohen, Moderator
9:00am – 9:30 am Coffee and
Danish in Room 112 off the patio
9:30 - 11:30 am Forum
Houston Community College Main Campus Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Free Parking; entrance off Alabama
METRO Red Line Ensemble/HCC Station
Interpreting will provide American Sign Language
participating include: Chris Bell, Stephen Costello,
Adrian Garcia, Ben Hall, Bill
King, Victoria Lane, Marty McVey, and Sylvester
the American Institute of Architects, the American
Planning Association, the American
Society of Landscape Architects, Bike Houston,
Citizens Environmental Coalition, Citizens
Transportation Coalition, Complete Streets Coalition,
, Houston Tomorrow. Kinder Institute, the
League of Women Voters/Houston, Super Neighborhood
is Plan Houston?
Houston is a guide to the City's future. Having
this guide improves the City's effectiveness
by providing consensus on community goals and
on the actions the City should pursue to help
achieve these goals.
What are Plan Houston's
Plan Houston's draft recommendations include
12 policy directives for the City of Houston.
These directives are simple statements that
provide consensus on the priorities the City
should pursue to help achieve the broader community's
goals. They are:
Spend money wisely
2. Grow responsibly
3. Nurture safe and healthy neighborhoods
4. Connect people and places
5. Support a global economy
6. Sustain quality infrastructure
7. Champion learning
8. Foster an affordable city
9. Protect and conserve our resources
10. Communicate clearly and with transparency
11. Build partnerships
12. Celebrate what's uniquely Houston
Else Will Plan Houston Do?
addition to establishing a community vision
and goals and setting policy directives, Plan
Houston will include the following:
Indicators that track the community's
progress towards achieving the vision
Coordination Tool that displays local
plans, helping neighborhoods, developers,
and officials leverage planning efforts.
To learn more about these draft policy directives
and the strategies needed to implement them,
go to Plan Houston. For questions or comments,
please email PlanHouston@houstontx.gov.
We are accepting comments through July 24th
Vision for Houston’s Future
diverse city of opportunity where we live in harmony in
a healthy environment.
Choices for home, work, and play in healthy and beautiful
neighborhoods with self-determination.
Sustainable prosperity and development that balances economy,
community, and environment.
Coordinated land use and transportation plans to create
andmaintain a high level of access for all.
A government that is wise, efficient, accountable, and
An educated and skilled workforce, with lifelong educatonal
A vibrant, internationally recognized center of artistic
and cultural excellence.
What are Plan Houston's Draft Recommendations?
|Most Houstonians are not aware
of the work of municipal management districts (MMDs)
and of their growing importance to our city. By
adding an increased level of services beyond what
city government can provide, MMDs are making a real
difference as Houston evolves into a multi-dimensional
global city. In fact, a discussion about governance
in Houston that excludes the role of MMDs will lead
to misguided conclusions about our city in the 21st
century. The outcomes and style of work of MMDs
also could be a model for a “Houston style
of planning” that serves the visions, values
and goals of our citizens with progress toward such
coordination already becoming evident during the
course of preparing this report.
For the full report, click
here. For the Executive Summary, click
FOR A GENERAL PLAN
This document outlines a vision and
a set of principles and goals based on citizen values
in the City of Houston. It was developed over a period
of eight years as the basis for a General Plan for Houston’s
Future. It was distilled from several years of public
visioning processes and a scientific survey of likely
The need for a true General Plan is clear. It would
serve as a management tool that city government, city
departments, developers, business leaders, and citizens
could use as they make infrastructure and other investment
A General Plan for the City’s future is consistently
supported by 83% of respondents in the Houston Area
Survey, which was last conducted in February 2009 by
Dr. Stephen Klineberg of the Rice University Sociology
Department. It is also required by law in Chapter 33
of the City’s Code of Ordinances.
Blueprint Houston is a 501c3 tax-exempt
organization and is eligible to
receive deductible contributions.