After decades of decline and disinvestment in the surrounding area, the Palm Center is once again a strategic location as the terminal stop on the Houston Metro Rail Purple Line. The client sought to reposition the Center while facilitating job growth and wealth-building for the existing community.
The “Fields District” was a 3-square mile area that the City planned to annex in the coming years and sought a strategy to use the area to create an agriculture-technology (ag-tech) research corridor. The strategy developed went above and beyond planning for the District and linked a number of ongoing initiatives to an agriculture-focused economic development path for Meridian.
The H-GAC Livable Centers studies aim to investigate areas of probable need and provide solutions that enhance the economic opportunities, multi-modal transportation options, and overall quality of life for residents of the area. Ms. Donatto led public outreach efforts and conducted meeting facilitation for the team.