TxDOT Issues A Record of Decision for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project
TxDOT has taken the next step in the implementation of the North Houston Highway Improvement Project by issuing the Record of Decision.
The portion of the project, labeled Segment 3, directly impacts the north end of Museum Park, depressing US59/I-69 between I-10 and Spur 527 south of Downtown. Segment 3 is slated to begin in late 2021. You can view the details of this project at http://www.ih45northandmore.com/
Dr. Luis Ostrosky
At the February 3 MPNA meeting, Dr. Luis Ostrosky, Memorial Hermann TMC and the McGovern Medical School, Infectious Diseases spoke and answered questions regarding COVID-19 and the efforts to distribute vaccine in the Houston area. You can watch the video of his presentation here.
HPD South Central Report
Sgt. Brian Alms, Community DRT (Differential Response Team) Officer reported crime statistics comparing January 2020 to January 2021. Overall crime for the area (which includes the Texas Medical Center) is down overall 34%. Commander Johnson and her team continue to focus on clubs and violations.
Livable Places Action Committee
The LPAC continues monthly meetings where the focus for the last three meetings has been buffering. Current buffering ordinances were implemented in 2011 to provide some protection to single-family residences from high-rise, high density abutting developments. With input from the committee, the Planning Department is developing new ordinances to strengthen those currently in place. Garage screening, outdoor lighting, and noise issues were the topic of discussion at the February 9 LPAC meeting. You can view that meeting and supporting documents at https://houstontx.gov/planning/meeting_documents.html.
The next meeting of the LPAC is slated for March 9 at 3:00 p.m. A link to the meeting will be posted on the Planning Department Website, https://houstontx.gov/planning/meetings.html. If you have questions or suggestions, please email committee member Sandy Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MPNA Board approved expenditures of $6000 for professional pruning and fertilization of trees located on the 1700-1800 block of Southmore. As reported earlier, the Green Team is coordinating with the City of Houston Parks Department for removal of a dead palm tree. They also have plans to amend the soil and install three end caps.