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.

By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


MOST RECENT

George Floyd protest
Houston-area officials, advocates react to guilty verdicts in George Floyd murder

Across the city of Houston, local officials and advocates shared messages of solidarity and urged for more reforms in the wake of the announcement.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

The Market, one of the concepts at the Asch Building, features a selection of groceries including prepared foods, pasture-raised chicken and Texas produce. (Courtesy Asch Building)
Featuring local and international goods, Asch Building in the Heights holds grand opening

The building includes three small shops and two "micro" shops out back.

Black, indigenous and people of color-owned businesses will be the aim in The Ion’s new Aerospace accelerator. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Minority-owned businesses aim for Ion’s new aerospace accelerator launch

The accelerator will take four businesses through a 12-week program designed to further develop their innovations.

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic expands vaccine eligibility to age 16 and older

Vaccinations at any of Kelsey-Seybold Clinic's 26 Greater Houston-area locations are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by appointment only at no cost to the individual or family.

Artists with Ink Dwell Studio created the mural, which depicts birds that migrate seasonally to the Houston area. (Courtesy Anthony Rathbun/Houston Parks Board)
Photos: New mural 'Confluence' celebrates Houston's bayous, birds

"It is so important to use art to lift everyone’s spirits and look at the world in a different way,” Houston Parks Board's Beth White said.

Costco Business Centers, of which there are only about 15 in the country, carry different products and provide a different shopping experience to members than do traditional Costco Wholesale stores. (Courtesy Costco Wholesale)
Costco Business Center being built in Stafford; see live music in The Woodlands and more top Houston-area news

Read the top business and community news from the Houston area from the past week.

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon begins rollout of statewide vaccination clinics for employees

The program, which began this week in San Marcos, gives Amazon and Whole Foods employees and contractors direct access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Clutch City Coffee opened in March at 4733 Richmond Ave., Houston. (Courtesy Clutch City Coffee)
Locally owned Clutch City Coffee opens near Galleria area

It exclusively serves Houston-roasted coffee and locally made breakfast tacos and pastries.

Houston’s Galleria will add several new high-end luxury brands. (Courtesy Simon)
The Galleria announces new restaurant, luxury brand additions

Moncler, the French-Italian apparel manufacturer and lifestyle brand, will be bringing its well-known jackets and sportswear for the first time in Houston.