News

METRO Corridor

City planners want community input on development along the new light rail corridor. METRO plans the route, but the city plans how it all fits together. Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports. METRO’s University Corridor will run along parts of Richmond and Westpark. The city has to plan how the light rail line will fit […]

Listen

To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="https://embed.hpm.io/65430/9307" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>
X

City planners want community input on development along the new light rail corridor. METRO plans the route, but the city plans how it all fits together. Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports.

METRO’s University Corridor will run along parts of Richmond and Westpark. The city has to plan how the light rail line will fit in with local infrastructure. Suzy Hartgrove is with the Houston Planning Department. She says they want to change how they plan in light rail areas.

“We want to make it easier for people to have access to the rail stations and the rail corridors. Make sure that there’s walkable sidewalks, that there’s landscape along there, lighting and other types of amenities that you would hope to find in a rail corridor.”

The planning department is holding a public meeting tonight.  The community input will help shape the University Corridor.

“Stakeholders from all the corridors have told us you know it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. The corridors are all different from one another, so we need to have very flexible guidelines, incentives, performance standards so that we can meet our objectives.”

Tonight’s meeting starts at 6pm.

It’s at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
3471 Westheimer.

Laurie Johnson. Houston Public Radio News.

Subscribe to Today in Houston

Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.

* required

Share

Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

Executive Producer for News

Laurie Johnson leads daily news coverage for HPM. She helps reporters craft and sharpen their stories on tight deadlines, with the aim of getting the most relevant and current information into local newscasts. Laurie is a native Houstonian who started her career at Houston Public Media in 2002. She is...

More Information