To Keep You Informed: December 16, 2020

December 19, 2020 4:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Make Your Voice Heard: City of Houston Buffering Ordinances  

The COH Planning Department's Livable Places Action Committee is considering improvements to current buffering ordinances implemented in 2011 to protect single-family residences from the impact of high-rise development that either directly abuts or is within 30 feet of a single family residence. 

As Museum Park has already experienced high-rise construction within the neighborhood and anticipates additional development, please take this opportunity to give input as it considers changes by participating in the Planning Department’s interactive mapping tool by December 31.

On the Let's Talk Houston website, scroll down to the MAP IT tab, click on the map and follow the directions:

  • Place a pin on the map showing the location of a tall structure adjacent to single-family residence
  • Answer 3 quick questions
  • Upload a photo (optional but encouraged)
  • Leave comments or suggestions.

To view a video of the Livable Places Action Committee's December 8 meeting as well as meeting notes and other documents, visit the Livable Places Initiative.

Bar Noise Issues

Council Member Sallie Alcorn’s Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs Committee is formulating recommendations to address noise issues associated with bars located near residential areas. 

CM Alcorn is talking with the mayor regarding next steps, which may include strengthening the current ordinance. Look for an upcoming opinion piece from CM Alcorn in the Houston Chronicle.

Holiday Donation to HPD’s South Central Command Station

The MPNA contributed $100, matched by an MPNA member, for a total $200 donation to Share the Joy, the pet food distribution event hosted at the South Central Command Station on December 5. 

By supporting this outreach, Museum Park offers our thanks to the officers of South Central while supporting those who are struggling with the Covid economic downturn.

Happy Holidays

MPNA Board MembersSandy Stevens, Pam Campbell, Deirdre Barrett, Lynn Dahlberg, Cathy Ehlinger, Kim Mickelson, Bill Powell, Greg Quintero, Louis Selig, Cynthia Tang, Joselyn Thomas, and Cindy Woodswish you Happy Holidays! 

Though we are unable to celebrate with our usual holiday gathering, we look forward to a New Year of hope and good health.


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