Livable Centers Study
As established by Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Livable Centers Program, the purpose of the Fifth Ward / Buffalo Bayou / East End Livable Centers is to facilitate the creation of sustainable, viable, mixed-use, and mixed-income environments. The primary stakeholders that will be responsible for implementation of the plan are the Fifth Ward Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (18) and Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, Greater East End Management District, and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Community members who were engaged throughout the planning process stressed the need to preserve the character, history, and natural amenities for existing residents. The study area boundaries are defined by Lyons Avenue to the north; Capitol Street (south of Harrisburg Boulevard) to the south; Lockwood Avenue to the east; and Waco, Bringhurst, Hirsh and York Streets to the west. Buffalo Bayou is the prominent natural feature that flows through the study area and has been edged by industrial uses for decades. Learn more about how this Livable Centers study presents a unique opportunity to connect two historically divided communities.