Public Meeting #1
|Wed, Sept 20, 6 – 8 pm
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star Drive
Houston, TX 77074
The Gulfton Super Neighborhood is located just outside of the IH-610 Loop in southwest Houston, south of US-59, in the heart of an international community that is home to over 40,000 residents. The Gulfton community is culturally diverse with over 50 languages spoken and is often described as the “Ellis Island of current time.” Gulfton is also the most densely populated community in Houston, with approximately 90 apartment complexes and more than 15,000 units, 71 percent of its residents are Hispanic and include immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Although traditionally a Salvadoran and Mexican neighborhood, a large part of the immigrant community come from different Latin-American countries; mainly from Venezuela, Honduras, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guatemala and Colombia, and some from Middle Eastern countries, like Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia.
Gulfton is known for its compassion and outreach to newcomers into the country, city and area. It is home to several schools and social agencies that provides resources and services to this community and connecting them to programs and services such as pre-K/Head Start, new refugee programs, GED classes, WIC, health clinics, English classes and financial classes to name a few.
Neighborhood Support Team (NST)
It is vital that the Complete Communities initiative connect with each neighborhood's civic leaders and organizations to understand their strengths, their connections within the community, and their perspectives on the needs of the neighborhood. Local civic leaders have the pulse of the community and know the assets and concerns better than the City alone.
We will rely on the NST to be our partners in this process by providing guidance to the public engagement approach in the area. We need to hear their voices and depend on the NST to ensure widespread participation from the community. Leaders should represent a constituency, are supported by that group and have some engagement capacity.
To see a list of the leaders and organizations the City has contacted or will soon contact, click Gulfton NST. The attached list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of leaders and/or organizations that should be included in this dialogue, please contact the Team Lead listed below.Gulfton Neighborhood Profile
The following data and maps provide information on Gulfton. The PDFs may be viewed onscreen or easily printed in 8.5 x 11 format on most printers. A portable document reader, such as Adobe Reader is needed to display the documents.
Maps and Data
Land Use Map
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Team Lead: Tonya Sawyer, Planner IV
Abraham Zorrilla, Planner I
Gulfton Complete Communities Plan
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