Environmental Urban Design & Visual Improvements
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:
General Right of Way Maintenance
General Right of Way Maintenance and irrigation maintenance by a local contractor.
Open Space and Urban Forestry Assessment
Houston Southeast has hired a local firm to conduct an assessment of all capital improvements and trees that the District is responsible for. This assessment will provide the District with insight on future capital improvement and urban forestry needs and costs.
AARP and the Houston Southeast Management District have teamed up for a FREE document shredding and electronics recycling event.
An audit of two community parks in the Greater Third Ward, Mills Bennett Park and Riverside Park. Staff, AARP, and Volunteers will walk through the park and assess concerns. They will submit the concerns to City Council.
Custom Street Signage Project
Houston Southeast is in the process of creating and installing custom street signage that will make it easier to navigate the District and our neighborhoods.
Median Beautification Project
Houston Southeast maintains medians in several corridors throughout the district. Currently, the District is focusing their efforts on enhancing the medians at the east and west side of SH288/Southmore. Portions of these medians will be completely demolished and new cobblestone and plantings will be added. Houston Southeast has hired Von Younger construction to reconstruct and redesign the medians along SH288/Southmore.
Holiday Beautification Initiative
Houston Southeast has installed holiday lighting on Almeda Road, which is one of the area’s major thoroughfares and an increasingly desirable location for retail stores and restaurants. Houston Southeast is also looking to expand this program to other major corridors in the District in the coming years.