Walkable Places Ordinances Approved by Council

City Council approved the Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) rules on August 5, 2020 to enhance the pedestrian experience throughout Houston’s neighborhoods. This will change requirements of sidewalks, building lines, and parking spaces. Applicants will receive incentives when redeveloping in these areas through a reduction in the number of parking spaces and more buildable area. 

Effective October 1, 2020, the Planning and Development Department will provide applications for Walkable Places Plan (WPP), TOD amendments, Special Parking Area (SPAs), modification of sidewalks and pedestrian realm standards

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


Last updated: October 22, 2020