- Rice Management Company's Ceci Arreola presented current plans for the Ion, formerly the Sears Building. She also outlined possible future development on the remaining Rice acreage to become part of the Innovation District. See presentation here.
- Marie Hoke, Central Houston, presented plans for TXDoT’s North Highway Improvement Project including bridges and cap parks for streets connecting Museum Park with Midtown. Caps included in the project are the Fannin Cap, Caroline/Wheeler Cap, and Almeda Cap. See presentation here.
MPNA Committee Reports were not presented at the April meeting because of time constraints. Below are a few updates:
- Vice President's Report:
Neighborhood Task Force, including Museum Park representatives Pam Campbell and Barbara McGuffey along with representatives from Midtown Super Neighborhood and EADO, met March 21 with Mike Nichols, Interim President/CEO at Coalition for the Homeless. While the Wheeler Encampment has been closed, the NTF will continue to engage and assist where possible in the ongoing process to address homeless issues. See notes from that meeting.
- Treasurer’s Report: Current Balance, $25,280.
Green Team Garage Sale on March 23 was a success and netted $1067.
Proceeds will be used to offset costs of enhancing neighborhood green space.
Greeen Team was recently awarded a $485 grant from Constellation Energy's
Community Champions program to install a Little Library in the neighborhood.
Look for details in the near future.
- Community Engagement: MPNA in partnership with Covenant Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt on the lawn of the church, 4949 Caroline, Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. Bring your children, your grandchildren, or just stop by to have a cup of coffee and watch the fun.
- Quality of Life & Infrastructure. QoL Committee needs volunteers to help plan community meetings to identify top priorities and progress following guidelines of the Livable Centers Study. If you are interested, contact Kim Mickelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Preservation Committee continues their work developing Main Street Memories, a retrospective exhibit opening at the Lawndale Art Center this fall. Volunteers are still needed. Contact Lynn Dahlberg to express your interest.
- 288 Sound Barrier Meeting, Thursday, April 11, 2019, Energy Institute High School, 3501 Southmore.
- Hermann Park will host a meeting for public input on the development of the upcoming Dog Park on Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 p.m. at the Cherie Flores Pavilion at Centennial Gardens.
To Keep You Informed, March 6 Meeting update located here.