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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Livable Center Study - Final Report

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Earlier this year, the City of Mont Belvieu hosted three public meetings asking for input on a study that was being conducted to answer one question: What would and should a downtown/city center look and feel like in Mont Belvieu? The study, the result of a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), employed Design Workshop and other consultants to study the issue and create a plan that would guide Mont Belvieu should a development like this become a reality as a result of the city's current and projected rapid growth. Input was collected through the three public forums and through online surveys. This data provided Design Workshop and City staff a clear picture of what the public would want to see with this type of development; staying true to our hometown feel while providing the services and amenities that a future Mont Belvieu would need. 

what is a livable center?

Livable Centers are places where people can live, work, and play with less reliance on their cars. Livable Centers, with concentrations of residential and employment, support more trips by foot, bicycle, transit, or carpool. H-GAC's Livable Centers program works with local communities to identify specific recommendations, such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities, that can help spark the creation of Livable Centers. You can learn more about Livable Centers, including the Mont Belvieu study, on the H-GAC website.

final report for Mont Belvieu main

The final report for the Mont Belvieu Livable Center, tentatively called Mont Belvieu Main, was presented to the City Council and released to the public by Design Workshop in late November 2018. The public is welcome to view and download a PDF of the full study here. The study gives a comprehensive look at the project and guidelines for future projects and standards based on all of the public input that was received. The findings all support the goal of the study that was summed up in the proposed positioning statement for Mont Belvieu Main, "Downtown Living. Hometown Life."

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