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A "livable" center offers alternative modes of transportation, improved environmental quality, a strong sense of community, and continued economic development. The Livable Centers Program is funded through the Houston-Galveston Area Council to enhance communities while addressing the projected population growth in the region.

The 2016 Museum Park Livable Centers Study report is critical to the creation of a safe, convenient, and desirable community in Museum Park. From June 2015 to June 2016 a team of planning and design consultants worked with our community to develop a conceptual plan and implementation recommendations.

The study brought together multiple organizations: the Museum Park Super Neighborhood Council, Museum Park Neighborhood Association (residents), Greater Southeast Management District, OST/Almeda TIRZ, Midtown TIRZ, Hermann Park Conservancy, Museum District Association, South Main Alliance, and representatives of hospitals, schools, places of worship, and business. 

Museum Park Livable Centers Study (archive)


An extended dialogue with Museum Park’s residents and neighbors will guide a plan for future connectivity, development, and sense of place. Presenting big ideas for initial discussion, the design team will refine concepts over a series of public workshops.  Concepts will be incorporated into a community vision, expressing near term and long term goals.  Recommendations and the final report were based on the needs and desires of the neighborhood and anticipated/available resources.


Please see this page for background on the Livable Center Study, and the following pdf files for the final report of the Museum Park Livable Centers Study, as well as the included Beneficial Landscapes and Community Design Character Standards for Museum Park.  

Your Museum Park

How Can You Participate?

  1. Join the Design Team in a dialogue about the neighborhood’s future during the first public meeting (held on September 15th).

  2. Join the conversation on-line through the “Idea Forum” on Museum Super Neighborhood web-page and complete the available topic-specific surveys. 

  3. Continue the conversation during community events: “National Night Out” on October 6th and “Sunday Streets” on November 1st.

  4. Provide your feedback on the Conceptual Plan revealed during the second Public Meeting (date and venue to be announced).

  5. Connect with your neighbors, talk to the Design Team, and keep giving us your comments on-line.

  6. Provide your feedback on the Final Recommendations and Implementation Plan presented during the third Public Meeting (date and venue to be announced).

  7. The last public meeting for presentation of the final plan will be held Tuesday, May 4, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Asia Society, 1370 Southmore.


Idea Forum

We need your input. Please take a moment to complete one of (or all) 3 topic-specific surveys. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please make it known on the survey. You may also post feedback directly to our Facebook page.


Public Meeting Documents


Online Publicity


Application Documents


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