Montrose seeks more input on transportation, housing, culture as plan develops

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Michael C. Rodriguez's mural on Dunlavy Street in Montrose is one of hundreds of murals featured on the Houston Mural Map. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

A new draft study capturing a comprehensive look at Montrose area's infrastructure, housing stock and cultural assets is now available for public review.

"What I would like is for the public, like me, to be overwhelmed with the depth of data which has been collected about Montrose from professionals in urban design and from people that live, work and enjoy Montrose," said Randy Mitchmore, the board chair for the Montrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, which is sponsoring the study.


The Montrose Liveable Center Needs Assessment Report feeds into a concept plan for the area, which could eventually spur projects funded by the TIRZ and other partners. The TIRZ captures a portion of property tax revenue from a segment of properties. In December, the TIRZ board hired The Goodman Corp. to help leverage TIRZ funds along with local, state and federal grant sources to finance future projects.

That concept plan is expected to be unveiled to the public in a February virtual launch event, according to the TIRZ. However, the TIRZ is now soliciting feedback on the concept plan's 13 key recommendations—ranging from creating new affordable housing options to connecting Hermann and Buffalo Bayou parks with bike-friendly greenways. Residents can view the recommendations and provide feedback in an interactive map at https://bit.ly/MontroseRecs.