The Gulfgate-Mall-seeded TIRZ that absorbedÂ many of the commercial corridors around Hobby AirportÂ back in 2014 has been weighing plans forÂ redeveloping the acquired zone, working with the Houston-Galveston Area Council through the organization’s agreeably-named Livable Centers program. A few public workshopsÂ were held last month;Â a reader tells Swamplot that the management district’sÂ consultants have alsoÂ been interviewing areaÂ real estate folks as they comeÂ upÂ with ideas for new developments to suggest.Â The next workshop is planned for the evening of Wednesday, July 13th; the district is pushing anÂ online surveyÂ in the meanwhile.
Presentation slides from the most recentÂ workshopÂ included the mapÂ belowÂ ofÂ sidewalks in the area being studied (roughly bounded by I-45, Almeda Genoa Rd., Mykawa Rd., and Dixie Dr., as shown above) — roads marked in green have new sidewalks, yellow lines highlight sidewalks rated by the district as good,Â red shows sidewalks rated as poor, and brownÂ shows roads with sidewalks rated as missing:
The presentation alsoÂ includes what appears to be a time lapse sequence of hypothetical redevelopment of a streetscape in the zone (which includes the airport-aimedÂ Broadway St. corridor already slated for landscapingÂ by Scenic Houston)Â — the photo used as theÂ base for these renderings, however, actually shows the intersection of N. Broadway and W. Murdock streetsÂ in Wichita, Kansas:Â
- Hobby Area Livable Centers Study [H-GAC]
Images:Â Houston-Galveston Area Council