Montrose Livable Centers Study Earns Planning Association Award

The Montrose Livable Centers Study was recently recognized by the Texas chapter of the American Planning Association with a Silver Best Practices Award. This award is for a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process. This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the-art planning methods and practices help to create communities of lasting value.

Completed in 2021, the Montrose Livable Centers Study provides recommendations for the Montrose Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). The goal of the study was to complete the first comprehensive and stakeholder-driven plan for Montrose that builds off previous plans leverages past and current infrastructure improvements improves pedestrian and bike infrastructure, access to transit, greenspace amenities, and housing and economic development into a unified vision and implementation plan.

For more information about H-GAC’s Livable Centers program, visit

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