Do you ever wonder what plans exist for your neighborhood? What plans should be considered when making improvements to your property? What plans cover the topics you are interested in, like affordable housing or transportation? The Planning Coordination Tool (PCT) is an interactive web-based application that shows plans of various local, regional and state entities in one place. The entities that have participated include governmental agencies such as tax increment reinvestment zones and management districts, non-profit agencies with geographically bounded plans, transportation agencies and neighborhood organizations. Not all plans included are approved or supported by the City of Houston as some are developed by outside agencies. However, the PCT shows independent plans and objectives that are supported by each organization’s constituents. You can see the full list of plans here.
The Planning Coordination Tool includes links to plans via a search engine and the results are displayed on an interactive map. Plans are easily accessible with simple word search prompts. You may view multiple plans by clicking the adjacent checkbox on and off. The results display in a table under the map. You may click the link under “Plan Link” to open the plan’s document. For additional maps, you can still access MyCity or inquire at the City of Houston’s Planning and Development Department.
We provide preloaded map versions depending on various types of users.
This tool can provide each of these viewers with a different set of preselected but current and relevant map views.
We anticipate that the Planning Coordination Tool will be used by both technical staff and the general public. Greater transparency ensures that important data is shared among City departments and interested citizens. This will lead to greater efficiency and can save the city money.