Walkable Places Ordinances Approved by Council

On August 5, Houston City Council adopted amendments to development ordinances – Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development – that aim to change the urban streetscape in designated areas and move Houston a step closer to embracing walkability and development that relies less on cars.

The Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) initiatives promote pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use development. The new ordinances encourage combined commercial, office, and multifamily residential developments to create more vibrant, walkable streets that support alternative modes of transportation.

Effective October 1, 2020, the standards will apply to new developments or redevelopments in three pilot communities: 

Learn more about the Planning Department's Walkable Places project.


Last updated: September 3, 2020