Welcome to the Fulshear Livable Center Study!
By 2035, the eight-county Houston-Galveston region is expected to grow by an additional 3.5 million people. Not surprisingly, this growth will add pressure to the region’s transportation networks and add to the already substantial commute times that residents face. The Houston-Galveston Area Council's (H-GAC's) Livable Centers program was founded from a strategy of the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan to address growth and provide alternatives to the prevailing development patterns that continue to demand the use of cars. Through H-GAC's Livable Centers program, interested local governments can prepare a plan that enhances town centers, activity centers and major corridors. This method allows these areas to capitalize on the infrastructure and private investments already committed in these jurisdictions—resulting in broader regional development that reduces vehicle miles traveled and improves air quality. The completed study will identify potential funding sources for the City to pursue to help kickoff implementation of the plan's recommendations.
While all Livable Centers are distinctive, they all are based on similar concepts of development, such as:
- Connecting residences, stores and office spaces through mixed-use developments
- Enhancing streetscapes, sidewalks and overall community aesthetics
- Improving access to transit and multiple transportation modes, including roadways, walking and biking
- Expanded housing and employment opportunities
- Creating a public engagement strategy that encourages stakeholder involvement in the formation of the plan
The City of Fulshear is beginning an 9-month planning process (April 2018 – December 2018) that will build upon downtown redevelopment, retail, commercial and residential growth and other area assets to develop an implementation-oriented plan to encourage development activity in downtown, provide opportunities for economic growth, and create pedestrian and vehicular connections throughout the study area. To achieve this vision, this study will include economic development strategies for businesses of all sizes, identification of prime development sites/areas, transportation and access improvements.
Please visit this page periodically throughout the planning process for up-to-date information (such as meeting information, public announcements, downloadable documents and presentations, etc.) and learn how YOU can help make your City a better place to live, work and play.