Buffalo Soldiers Museum
MPNA held its second virtual meeting August 5, 2020 hosting Desmond Bertrand-Pitts, grandson of the museum’s founder, who shared a bit of history of the museum, which opened in 2001, and moved to its current building in 2012. The museum has been closed for the last four months due to Covid-19 with plans to reopen in September.
Check out their website to find out ways you can help the museum as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021.
TOD & Walkable Places Ordinances Approved by City Council
Houston City Council unanimously approved the Transit Oriented Development and Walkable Places ordinances Wednesday, August 5. The ordinances will go into effect on October 1 after finalizing the TOD map. For further information, check the City of Houston’s Planning Department website.
Prior to ordinance approval the Museum Park Super Neighborhood hosted a walk along Caroline and San Jacinto streets Monday, July 27, to discuss anticipated ordinance outcomes in MP with Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz and others. In addition to the District D Council Member, CM’s David Robinson and Amy Peck were in attendance along with several from the Planning Commission, Planning Department, Museum Park neighbors, and others.
HPD South Central Command Station
The pictured banner, provided by Buffalo Specialties, was displayed on August 14 when South Central hosts their “Back to School Drive-Through” in support of the children living in the precinct. MPNA donated $100 toward the support of this annual Back to School program.
In September South Central HPD will be offering free virtual CPR classes with follow-up to complete certification. Details to follow.
Private Security Study: Security Chair Deirdre Barrett is heading a group of interested residents wishing to establish a private security group for Museum Park. If you have interest in such a group and/or you are willing to serve in such an effort, please email Deirdre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southmore Bridge: According to TXDoT, Southmore Bridge will open later this month. The MPNA Green Team's next beautification project is planned for the nearby Southmore esplanade. Museum Park Treasure Hunt Continues
…The Community Engagement Team will continue the Museum Park Neighborhood Treasure Hunt for three more weeks. Each weekly clue will be published leading to a hidden token in the neighborhood. The lucky winner will exchange the token for a $10 gift certificate to a local business. Continue to look for email announcements and clues on the MPNA website and MP Facebook page.