Houston Energy Corridor District Wins APA Texas Award
The Houston Energy Corridor District Master Plan was awarded the 2015 Long Range Planning Award by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). Sasaki, in conjunction with OJB and Toole Design Group, completed the master plan for this 2,000 acre area west of Houston earlier this year. Central to the plan were strategies to establish a more pedestrian, bicycle, and transit supportive mobility network, develop a robust parks and open space system, and create a destination environment by promoting the development of several mixed use centers.
The plan calls for the creation of several "social hearts"—destinations for residents and commuters alike to experience the city's growing list of amenities. The expansion of the existing Terry Hershey Park will enable links to regional trails and bike paths; placemaking strategies will further cultivate the rich history of Grisby Square, a long-popular entertainment and dining area; and Republic Square, a new mixed-use development project, will transform a 35-acre corporate campus into an exciting place to live, work, and play.
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Sasaki and a team of consultant partners have developed a long-range master plan that positions Houston's Energy Corridor to accelerate its evolution into a multi-dimensional, urbanistic, world-class...