Greenroads Certified Silver

Bagby Street Reconstruction



Owner: Midtown Redevelopment Authority, Houston, TX
Contract Price: $9.6 Million
Project Length: 0.62 Miles
Functional Class: Collector
Greenroads Score: 45 Points
Greenroads Rating: Silver


The Bagby Street Reconstruction Project is the first Greenroads in Texas.  The Project provides an improvement to pedestrian and parking facilities with access to local businesses and the Midtown Park.  It features the installation of rain gardens, artistic elements, and LED lighting in a mixed use, vibrant urban community near Downtown Houston. Bagby Street is a major collector street in a dense urban area. The existing asphalt surface was is in poor condition with severe cracking, potholes, and patching evident throughout. The project goal was to estabish a corridor that acommodates traffic needs while being pedestrian friendly to accomodate accessibility to the many local businesses in this area.  The project also achieved credit for installing cool pavements, using regional and recycled materials, and installing wayfinding to the local park.

Benches with LED lighting (photo by Walter P. Moore)

Midtown Signage for Bagby Street (photo by Walter P. Moore)

Rain gardens and walkways (photo by Walter P. Moore)

New sidewalks (photo by Walter P. Moore)

Award Presentation at Bagby Street Press Conference