City of Houston Planning and Development Department Print
2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This grant will support the creation of a Transportation Demonstration Toolkit to demonstrate, in real-life, the benefits that come with traffic/mobility solutions such as bike lanes, crosswalks and speed cushions.
Seeing the alignment between the work of the AARP Livable Communities initiative and the City of Houstonâ€™s Livable Places Action Committee, Houston's Office of Planning and Development applied for funding to increase awareness about accessory dwelling units. The AARP Community Challenge grant funded a design competition, an ADU website, several workshops, the ADU/HOU how-to design guide (pictured) and a master set of preapproved construction documents for Double-House, the grand prize-winning design by Rice University architecture students Adam Berman and Siobhan Finlay. (The home is visible in the upper-left corner of the image below and on page 5 of the guide.)
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