Kick Off Meeting
The Kick-Off celebrated Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative in Near Northside. There were over 175 attendees at the November 2nd workshop, which was held at Marshall Middle School. The meeting opened with a musical performance from the Marshall Middle School choir and band. The organizations that have created community plans within the last 5 years presented those plans, highlighted vision and goals, and discussed several of the highest priorities. Residents, non-profits, businesses, religious institutions, educators and others provided input on who would be the best partners to facilitate projects. Participants were also encouraged to go to different workshop topic areas and recommend any areas of concerns that have not been addressed by existing plans. After the workshop, participants reported back highlights and key ideas from their conversations. The City recognizes that they may not be the only entity to make project ideas become reality. It takes the cooperation of other government agencies, non-profit groups, funders, foundations, and citizens like you. The next step is to compile all comments and begin drafting an Action Plan.
The following six existing plans and studies were conducted by community organizations serving Near Northside. They were created in collaboration with all aspects of the community. To see a draft summary of these existing plans, click here.
- Greater Northside Management District – Pedestrian/Transit Access Master Plan
- Northside Livable Centers Study – Houston-Galveston Area
- Quality of Life Agreement – Northside, 2010
- Quality of Life Agreement – Near Northside, 2015
- Heights/Northside Mobility Study – 2015
- TIRZ 21 Hardy/Near Northside Ordinance – 2008
A Complete Community is...
We heard the voices of Acres Home, and this is what they said.
- Watch the Kick-Off Meeting Video
All public meetings were recorded by HTV. You can view them from this site and click “Specialty".
Handouts and Meeting Materials
- Meeting Agenda
- Complete Communities FAQs
- Complete Communities Planning Process
- Near Northside Complete Community Data Snapshot
- Near Northside Complete Community Data Book
- Near Northside Complete Community Summary of Existing Plans
- “What Can We Do Together?” Exercise
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