To Keep You Informed: April 19, 2021

April 27, 2021 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Greentown Labs

Juliana Garaizar, Launch Director for Greentown Labs, the climatetech startup incubator, discussed their plans for expanding to Houston's Innovation District and accelerating the clean energy transition, at MPNA's virtual general meeting on April 7. Their grand opening is scheduled for Earth Day, April 22, 2:00 pm. You can join Mayor Sylvester Turner, Rice University President David Leebron, and Greentown CEO Emily Reichert among others for this live-stream event by registering here. 

Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz

CM Shabazz along with HPD South Central’s Commander Johnson and her officers, Precinct 7 Constables, and the Houston Southeast Management District Enhanced Public Safety Committee, are working collaboratively with Almeda businesses to address residents’ concerns regarding noise, traffic, and parking. If you have specific concerns, please email the Councilmember’s office,

Council Member Sallie Alcorn

CM Alcorn is working with city departments to strengthen current noise ordinance standards and their enforcement. Her goal is to improve the quality of life for residents impacted by noise
primarily coming from restaurants and bars. If you have specific concerns, email the Councilmember's office,

MPNA Green Team

To kick off Spring, the live oak trees on Southmore Boulevard were pruned and deep fertilized by ArborTrue Tree Service which created a beautiful canopy on the two esplanades. The Green Team's next project will be tending to the esplanade endcap gardens which were damaged by the deep freeze. Put on your gloves and join the Green Team on Saturday April 24 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am to weed, prune, and plant the Crawford and Caroline endcap gardens.  

HPD South Central

MPNA’s April 7 meeting included crime statistics from Sgt. Weiche showing the 10h70 Beat’s crime statistics, which includes Museum Park, down 35% from the same period in 2020. The only increase was in aggravated assaults, up from 5 in 2020 to 8 this year.

HPD’s South Central Command Station will host its next PIP Meeting, April 20, 7:00PM. You now have the option of participating online, or in person at 2202 St. Emanuel St. If you attend in person, please wear a mask, and wait to be greeted at the back door for temperature checks.

Livable Places Action Committee

The next meeting of the LPAC is slated for Tuesday, April 20, at 3:00 p.m.  The committee is currently focusing on development ordinance changes regarding buffering. The proposed changes including garage screening standards, lighting fixture standards, dumpster screening, and buffering space will be presented to the committee at that meeting. You can join the meeting here.

Almeda Corridor Community Parking Program: Comments through May 28

Parking Management will be implementing a Community Parking Program for the Almeda Corridor beginning June, 2021. Boundaries for the proposed CPP are Wentworth (N), Hwy 288 (E), Southmore (S), and Chenevert (W).

  • Included in the proposed CPP are 2-hour time limits, Monday-Sunday, 9 am-10 pm (permits available to exempt employees and residents with corridor addresses from time limit restrictions).
  • No parking on residential streets after 10:00 pm with permits available for resident vehicles registered to the address in the corridor with a limit of 3 visitor permits per household.
Give your input regarding the proposed Parking Program here

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Miller performances start May 1, 2021. For details about upcoming performances, go here

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