What is ARCS?
The Aldine Region Comprehensive Study (ARCS) consolidates past planning efforts for community improvement to create a prioritized list of projects for Harris County to implement.
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Take our new survey!
¡Tome nuestra nueva encuesta!
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Help us prioritize projects for Aldine!
Now that we have your feedback on goals, help us prioritize the projects that are most important to you! Input from the first round of public outreach and metrics to measure impact have led to 40 top-ranking projects, policies, and programs in the Aldine region. We are now coming back to you to help us prioritize the top projects!
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¡Ayúdenos a priorizar proyectos para Aldine!
Ahora que tenemos sus comentarios sobre las metas, ¡ayúdenos a priorizar los proyectos que son más importantes para usted! Los comentarios en la primera ronda de participación pública y otras medidas de impacto han resultado en 40 proyectos, políticas y programas de alto rango en la región de Aldine. ¡Ahora estamos regresando para que usted nos ayude a priorizar los mejores proyectos!
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What we heard from you on goals
We analyzed each project to understand how well they supported each goal, and the public input determined how much each goal was weighted. A preliminary list of 40 top-ranking projects for implementation is in the survey above.
T1: Increase the accessibility, reach, and frequency of regional transportation services.
T2: Increase safety, quantity, and accessibility of bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
T3: Develop a connected transportation network within the district.
H1: Offer accessible and affordable housing in low flood risk areas.
H2: Increase homeownership and improve maintenance of existing homes.
H3: Increase density in areas with public services.
P1: Provide an equitable distribution of safe and high-quality parks and public spaces.
P2: Increase safe access to and the connectivity between parks.
P3: Preserve and protect natural resources, ecosystems, and waterways.
C1: Invest in youth and adult education.
C2: Improve social engagement
C3: Cultivate a robust sense of place through cultural and artistic expression.
C4: Beautify neighborhoods and improve nuisance abatement.
E1: Foster a prosperous regional economy.(Focused on employers)
E2: Build community wealth at a local scale. (Focused on people’s wealth)
S1: Reduce impacts of flooding and other climate emergencies.
S2: Improve community safety.
S3: Improve public health and access to quality groceries.
S4: Improve water and sewer infrastructure.
Goals and metrics
We are using metrics to measure the impacts of potential projects, policies, and programs.
A good set of metrics leads to the following list of results:
Addressing Community Needs
Setting goals helps us define metrics that we can use to measure how well projects meet the needs of the community.
When goals and metrics accurately portray the needs of the community, they will help us select and prioritize projects that will do the most good in the places with the most need.
Collaborative & Transparent Relationships
Metrics that help select and prioritize projects build trust when they can be easily explained to the public and other partners [local and regional governments, non-profits, etc.] through the framework of community consensus around goals.
Accountable Process & Implementation
These metrics can also be used for monitoring progress, not just making initial decisions. By using metrics to set priorities, we are able to track the success of projects and ensure that future project proposals align with the needs of the community.
The ARCS goals are designed to help project partners decide which projects to build. For example, a street construction project can meet more than one goal and benefit the community in many ways.
You can revisit the Goals presentations below, if you need a refresher!
Past Public Meeting: January 2022
Click the links below to view presentations and group discussions; Available in both English or Spanish.
Project Study Area
Aldine is a diverse region with many organizations representing residents and businesses
The project study area consists of three Management Districts:
Although this study is being led by Harris County, recommendations will also be included for parts of the study area that are within the City of Houston and labeled as partnership opportunities between the County and the City.
There are multiple phases for this study, each with a different focus that builds toward creating the prioritized list of projects.
Some of the projects that have been proposed through various studies over the last 20 years have been implemented, but some have become obsolete or are still waiting to be started years later. To maximize the community benefit of the investment in the Aldine Region going forward, we need to consolidate these recommendations into a single list, deconflict them, and identify where the gaps are or where additional projects are needed. We will identify gaps through a combination of public input and area analysis.
The final goal of the study is to present a prioritized list of projects, policies, and programs that are ready to be implemented, but we cannot do this without your help.
Throughout the process, we will be meeting with elected officials, local stakeholders, advocacy groups, and area residents. We will host several rounds of public outreach, which will include a series of public meetings for Aldine residents, tenants, businesses, and community groups and leaders to weigh in and influence County decisions that will impact this community’s quality of life for many years to come.
Learn More About
ARCS Project Team
Harris County Department of Engineering
HillDay Public Relations, Inc.
Get Involved & Stay Informed!
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