To Keep You Informed: September 8, 2020

September 14, 2020 11:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Rice Management District Update on the Ion

Ryan LeVasseur and Sam Dike, members of the Rice Management team, appeared virtually at MPNA virtual meeting on September 2 to update Museum Park stakeholders regarding progress on the Ion.

Scheduled for opening in early 2021, the Ion, formerly the Main Street Sears building, will include event and programming spaces, office spaces, academic uses, flex workspaces, and small cafes. To watch the replay and learn the details, go to:

National Night Out 2020 Plans

In keeping with City of Houston and Harris County guidelines, Museum Park Neighborhood Association is encouraging small, socially distanced, outdoor neighbor gatherings in place of our traditional large neighborhood National Night Out. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 6 and watch for an upcoming email outlining suggestions for the evening.

Get details and information on how to host one of the neighbor gatherings by contacting

Notes from the Super Neighborhood

Pre-design for the Caroline Promenade was completed earlier this year. Next step includes pruning to improve the health of the heritage oaks located in the esplanades along Caroline. SN is acquiring wood chips to spread on the Caroline esplanades as well as a few additional MP esplanades to enhance the soil.

The Planning Department will be hosting a virtual Transit Oriented Development meeting for properties located within 1/2 mile walk of transit stations September 17, 2:30 p.m. Details and access to the meeting are here.

The Super Neighborhood's next meeting is slated for September 9, 5:30 p.m.  Guests include Dr. Kyle Shelton discussing the Kinder Institute's 2020 State of Housing Report and Lena Sweeny, Houston Recovery Center. Details and log-in information can be accessed by emailing

HPD PIP Meetings (September 8 and September 15)

The City-Wide PIP (Positive Interaction Program) virtual meeting is slated for Tuesday, September 8 at 6:00 pm. Join the live streamed meeting here to hear Lt. John Coburn, HPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit to learn how to protect your children against online predators.

South Central Command Station will host the Local PIP meeting, Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. Sgt. Evans with the Special Victims division will present the evening’s program.

 In Other News

The City of Houston Planning Department has formed a new committee to address current development codes. The Livable Places Initiative will address among other issues improved buffering for existing neighborhoods. Sandy Stevens will serve on the committee.

The next MPNA meeting, which will include election of officers for 2021, is slated for Wednesday, November 4. If you are interested in serving on the MPNA Board, please contact us at More information coming in October.

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