To achieve its goals of promoting, developing, and encouraging opportunities for residents and businesses in the area, Houston Southeast is moving forward on a number of projects that are vital to the community’s well-being. These illustrate the commitment to fostering growth and making neighborhoods better, safer, more visible, and even more beautiful. They include:
Joint Infrastructure Plan
In order to identify and prepare for future opportunities, the OST/ Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority and Houston Southeast have developed a joint infrastructure plan to assist both the Authority and the District in the identification, funding, and implementation of federally eligible mobility infrastructure improvements. Houston Southeast held a community meeting on March 30th to share the details of the plan.
Museum Park Livable Centers Study
Park Neighborhood Association to develop the Museum Park Livable Centers Study. The goal of a Livable Center Study is to propose implementable ideas that create or further enhance communities people perceive as safe, convenient and desirable. Please find the link to the complete study
Bus Shelter Maintenance
Houston Southeast maintains 25 bus shelters throughout the district. The bus shelters are cleaned and maintained on a weekly basis.
Houston Southeast Community Plan
Houston Southeast has engaged Roberta Burroughs and Associates to update the Greater Third Ward Community Plan, which was originally created in July 1995. The firm developed a preliminary report of the existing conditions of the community. The firm also drafted the Community Plan which addressed a process and plan that identifies and community-driven goals within the District boundaries. Houston Southeast hosted three community meeting to gather the input of the business owners, constituents and community leaders for the development of the plan.
Houston Southeast is working with SEHTA to develop neighborhood greenways in the community. Neighborhood Greenways connect trails to users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transport. Houston Southeast has hired Walter P. Moore to design and develop neighborhood greenways in communities throughout the district.
Real Estate Services to the Houston Southeast Community
Houston Southeast has hired ARVO Realty Advisors to work with the district and business owners for investment and guidance for commercial real estate. Houston Southeast and ARVO host monthly workshops titled, IMOC (Invest in my Own Community). These workshops are aimed at getting individuals to become investors or developers in the area.
Houston Southeast is working with their public relations firm to develop gateway monuments in locations throughout the historic district. The gateway monuments will identify the name of the neighborhood and provide an identity to each neighborhood. Houston Southeast will engage local artists for the design and structure of the monuments.
Custom Bus Shelters
Houston Southeast recognizes that mass transit provides a convenient opportunity for visitors and residents to access, neighborhoods, businesses and attractions. Houston Southeast has begun working with a local mobility solutions company to develop custom bus shelters throughout the illustrious district.