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Newsletter | January 2020
A Bright Spot in My Day

Welcome to 2020. I believe this will be Houston’s best year yet! We began this year with an orchestral bang as Mayor Sylvester Turner and sixteen Council members were inaugurated. Nine of those Council Members are women, setting a new record for Houston’s City Council. This department looks forward to working with this new council and collectively finding solutions to some of Houston’s most pressing issues: affordability, mobility and resiliency. Read more.

Using feedback from previous community workshops and other comments, the City and its technical team have developed concepts to improve and change TxDOT’s North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP).  Read more.
Walkable Places & TOD Public Hearings

A 30-day public comment period opened January 9 and will close February 20 for the proposed Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance amendments.
Census 2020:
Reasons to Say YES!

As we move into 2020, its time to start spreading the word about the upcoming census – and we are hoping we can rely on your help! Read more.
Houston Bikeways: Jackson Hill Pop-Up

Want to see what a safer con-nection to Buffalo Bayou Park could look like? Help us test a new street design on Jackson Hill Street on January 25 and tell us what you think!  Read more about Houston Bikeways.
Map of the Month: Residential Lots

This month's GIS map shows single-family residential platting activity in Houston for 2019. The size of the dots represents the number of lots per plat.

Stay up to date on Houston platting and permitting activity with these P&D publications: Plat Report and Permit Report. View reports here.

Department Calendar

1/20 MLK Jr. Day (city closed)
1/21 Fort Bend Houston Complete
1/22 Bicycle Advisory Committee
1/23 Planning Commission
1/24 Historic Commission
1/25 Jackson Hill Pop-Up Bike Ln.
1/30 NHHIP Community Workshop

Happy New Year

The Planning & Development Department wish you a very Happy New Year!

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