Village Center TIRZ

On July 17, 2017 the City Council created Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 2, in the City of Jersey Village. This zone encompasses the area more commonly referred to as Village Center.

The City of Jersey Village teamed with consultants to gather input from community stakeholders (from agencies like Harris County, the Houston-Galveston Area Council, METRO, and private land owners) and develop a conceptual plan for the area south of U.S. 290, now known as Jersey Village Crossing. Jersey Village Crossing is a proposed 274 acre mixed-use development that includes a Transit-Oriented Development component that incorporates preliminary designs for a light rail stop. Recent economic trends indicate that workers want to live in places with destinations, public and civic spaces, vibrant social life, recreational opportunities, and a reasonable commute—all of which are usually included in a mixed-use development. Jersey Village can expect reasonable growth over the next 30 years, with ongoing demand for both residential and non-residential real estate. Jersey Village Crossing would capture a fair share of that growth so long as it includes a mix of mutually reinforcing land uses for both day and night.

Village Center, located at the corner of U.S. 290 and Jones Road is intended to enhance the relationship between land use and transportation by focusing on design, layout and intensity of use. This area is situated on the south side of 290. The present plan for this area includes co-location of a new central transit station with the METRO light rail and supportive uses surrounding the site. When combined with effective transit service, the neighborhood presents more walkable opportunities nearby and safe, comfortable options for routes to walk as well as destinations to walk to.

In turn, the transit provides residents and workers in the area reliable transportation choices, extending their options, and supports the more intense use of land. In addition to transit access, characteristics of this land use type often include lower speed roads and narrower cross sections to encourage safe walking, a mix of residential uses within a quarter mile of the transit service, multistory residential, sidewalks buffered from roads, reduced parking and parking behind buildings, and a mix of uses raising the areas destination profile and encouraging options nearby for living, working, and playing.

They may also include adaptive reuse of existing buildings, design elements like awnings on buildings to protect residents from weather, pedestrian scaled lighting, benches, street trees and landscaping. Safe biking facilities like bike lanes and lower road speeds can extend the range of Jersey Village Crossing effective area and can further provide good alternatives to walking and driving short distances.

The Final TIRZ Plan can be found here. 

To apply to be on the TIRZ Board fill out the Application for Boards, Commissions, and Committees that can be found on this page.  

TIRZ Boundaries
The map below depicts the TIRZ Boundaries.