Near Northside

Public Meeting #1
Date: TBA
Location: TBA


Houston’s Near Northside saw its first development in the late 1800s with the growth of the city’s railroad industry. The Hardy Rail Yards drew residential and commercial development to the area just north of White Oak Bayou and Downtown Houston. The Near Northside is still home to a variety of small, locally owned businesses, many Victorian style homes, and a variety of social services and healthcare agencies.

The Near Northside is serviced by METRORail’s Red Line, extending along North Main and Fulton streets. Home to a largely Hispanic population, the Near Northside features its culture through the neighborhood’s annual Sabor del Northside festival.

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 Near Northside 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.

List of Civic Leaders and Organizations (.pdf)

Near Northside Neighborhood Profile

The following data and maps provide information on Near Northside. 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


Resource Assessment

Land Use Map

Near North Side
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Public Facilities Map

Schools Map

TIRZ and Management District Map

Civic Clubs Map

Coordinating Team

Team Lead: Christopher Andrews, Planner II
Annette Mitchell, Planner II

Phone: 832.393.6600
Fax: 832.393.6647

Near Northside Complete Communities Plan

The public engagement process will begin in August. Please visit often to learn about the upcoming dates. You may also sign-up for the Complete Communities Newsletter emailed via Constant Contact that will include upcoming dates and other information by clicking the button below.

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Safe Streets Pilot
Safe Streets Pilot focuses quick-delivery projects on street enhancements designed to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other street users. Send any recommendations or comments to the Team Lead Planner for your community.

Action Plan for Safer Streets Pilot

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