To Keep You Informed: January 18, 2021

January 30, 2021 3:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Livable Places Action Committee

The COH Planning Department's Livable Places Action Committee held it’s fifth meeting on Tuesday, January 12 to continue discussion of buffering ordinances and options to address concerns expressed by residents throughout the city of Houston. Thanks goes to Museum Park neighbors who dropped a pin in the interactive map tool to identify dense developments with good/bad buffering standards. You can access the summary of the map sites here.  

Planning Department staff have identified four separate topics including Physical Separation Standards, Garage Sheathing Standards, Lighting Fixture Standards, and Noise Control Standards to address through the committee’s work. For further details or to view the presentation, go here. 

If you have comments or questions regarding the ongoing discussion of the Committee, please join the next meeting of the LPAC slated for February 9.  A link to the meeting will be posted on the Livable Places Action Committee website. You can also reach out to Sandy Stevens who serves on the committee.

HPD South Central Report

Many thanks to HPD’s South Central Commander Caroleta Johnson and Sgt. Christopher Weiche who attended the January MPNA meeting to report the most recent crime statistics and update residents regarding HPD’s interaction with Almeda bars. Overall crime is down 35% in Museum Park (10H70 Beat that includes the Medical Center), December 2019 to December 2020. The largest drops appear to be in Burglary of Motor Vehicles, down 50%, and Auto Theft, down 70%. 

South Central Officers are having ongoing conversations with Bar 5015 owner regarding ways to be a good neighbor including monitoring noise levels to stay within permitted levels. HPD will be working with Precinct 7 Constables and Parking Management to address the multiple issues occurring at peak times.

MPNA Green Team

The Green Team is focusing on the Southmore esplanades between Jackson and Almeda through the spring. Fifteen live oak trees will be professionally pruned followed by fertilization of the small oaks, the dead palm tree will be removed, the soil will be amended, and three end caps will be installed.

Security Survey

Safety & Security Chair Deirdre Barrett is preparing a security survey to disseminate to the neighborhood. Watch for it. 

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