Active Issues with SN17 implications
NEW - Houston Pension Reform and Survey from Plan Houston
1) Neighborhood Traffic "Calming"
Traffic Operations Program NTMP website, volume & speed control, application forms.
2) Increased Mobility
NEW: Brays Bayou Greenway 2020 and Westchase Trails
NEW: Council District G's Greg Travis opposes Bike Plan
February 2017 update of Houston's Bike Plan (380-pages)
BikeHouston website - download the 32-page presentation
See walkthrough of Houston's Bike Plan, other resources
3) Capital Improvement Projects - see Public Works Map
4) Houston, Harris County, & Corps Flood Control
4a) Addicks and Barker Reservoirs Dam Safety Program
Construction update by US Army Corps of Engineers
To provide feedback, click on the USACE SurveyMonkey link
Follow construction status in map form at the USACE website
4b) Brays Bayou Flood Control Program
About Project Brays: follow quarterly status/schedule updates
4c) City of Houston Flood Response
website http://HoustonRecovers.org and preparedness tool
mobile app for your whole family from www.ReadyHarris.org
3d) Localized Flood Problems (the City)
increased commercial development e.g. Memorial City
see the TRIZ 17 website www.drainagecoalition.com
and the lawsuit filed by "Residents Against Flooding"
5) Energy Corridor District
Memorial Drive rebuild $39 million from Kirkwood to Eldridge - Jan 2016 update
Please give feedback on-line to the Energy Corridor District's 2015 Master Plan
Hosted West Houston Mobility & Transportation workshop - see Feb newsletter
6) Crime and Homelessness
The Houston Police Mental Health Dept "Success through Collaboration".
View video on the police's multiple strategies to respond to the mentally ill.
7) New Affordable Housing
Mark-Dana Corporation propose to build West Oak Crossing, a five-story 119 unit complex east of Highway 6 south, below Briar Forest, south of Champion landscaping's yard.
- 27-slide presentation about this proposal. Note it will not be Section 8 housing.
- Seven-slide presentation of their Trebah Village senior housing in Harris County
8) International Management District
IMD's area is currently all below Westpark Drive. See map of their current boundaries.
In 2015, IMD proposed a massive expansion that included much of the area north of them to the south edge of Westheimer Rd. House Bill 4136 never got out of committee, but may be pushed again in 2017. Read the Texas Watchdog article on Special Districts.
9) HISD Elementary Schools
HISD adjusts attendance zone boundaries based on enrollment demographics. Converting a school to become a Magnet, which may not have a defined boundary, can complicate this.
See this map for the current boundaries of Bush and Daily elementary schools.