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  • January 02, 2017 4:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Museum Park Super Neighborhood (along with MPNA as a stakeholder) has interacted with the City of Houston and other agencies to address the issue of homelessness.  Below is a summary of MPSN meeting interactions with city representatives as well as a highlight of city initiatives during the previous six months.

    MPSN, June 8 – Topic of homelessness and associated issues were discussed at the meeting.

    MPSN, July 13  - Mayor’s Office of Homeless Initiatives, City of Houston representatives, HPD, METRO, TXDoT, and others working on these issues attended the MPSN meeting, listened to concerns, updated the Council, and described the initial strategy.

    MPSN, August 10 – Mayor’s Office for Homeless Initiatives and other CoH representatives attended MPSN meeting, listened to concerns, and updated Council on strategy, clean- up efforts, collaboration between TXDoT, City Of Houston, etc.

    MPSN, September 14 - Council continued discussion of ways to address homeless encampment under US59 listening to business owner report the impact of the issue on small businesses along Main Street.

    October – No meeting.

    MPSN, November 9 - Mayor’s Office for Homeless Initiatives and other CoH representatives working on these issues attended meeting, listened to concerns and updated Council on December approach.

    Early December – Mayor’s team visited San Antonio to understand the approach to homeless issues used at the Haven for Hope. 

    December 8 - Mayor’s Office held organizational meeting led by the Mayor's Office for Homeless Initiatives, in conjunction with CM Boykins and over 40 professionals from 11 different support agencies, HPD, METRO, etc.

    December 12 - an integrated outreach to the homeless population in the vicinity of San Jacinto and Wheeler Avenue areas was conducted to gather data and assess needs of those living there, to determine what they need to get into housing and stay.  Mental health and substance abuse, primary health, housing, employment, an array of services and resources are being delivered as part of a strategic six-week outreach plan to assess and help individuals get off the streets, while reducing litter and improving the quality of life for all Houstonians. 

    These data are currently being assessed and used to update the strategy to address the issues surrounding homelessness, using data-driven and deliberately crafted long-term, sustainable solutions rather than moving the problem around, something which happens with fencing, etc.

    December 20 - Mayor's Homeless team including governmental and non-profit providers and social services discussed data collected during December 12 outreach effort and associated metrics to design next steps.  Strategy update reflecting resulting analysis and defining ongoing and future steps will be publicized by the Mayor's Office later in January.

     

  • August 29, 2016 4:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Starting September 9, Hermann Park Conservancy will be hosting a free Spanish conversation group in the Park from 12 to 1 p.m. 


    This group will meet every other week (no obligation to attend every time) and attendees can bring a sack lunch to eat while they practice. 


    All levels are welcome. If you’re interested, sign up HERE


    Please pass along to your coworkers and friends if you think they may be interested in attending. 


  • July 31, 2016 3:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MPNA residents submitted questions and comments during the June 1 presentation of the proposed Museo Park Development.  Below are Trammell Crow's responses to those questions which were not addressed during the meeting for lack of time.


    6.1.16 Q&A

  • July 23, 2016 2:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Below are images provided by Trammell Crow of Palm Street design, one depicting the closure of Palm Street and one showing a view with Palm Street remaining open.



    Preliminary Concept Museo Plaza.pdf

  • June 07, 2016 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MPNA Board provided the attached summary at the June 1, 2016 MPNA monthly meeting regarding the Palm Street development.  


    Other documents regarding Palm Street:

        MPNA Palm Street Resolution

        Joint MPNA/MPSN Board Minutes 04.27.2016

        City of Houston Public Works Letter

        Letter to Dr. Mann with Meeting Questions/Comments

  • April 15, 2016 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The MPNA Board recently submitted a Resolution in Opposition to the abandonment of the 1100 block of Palm Street to CM Dwight Boykins' office.  CM Boykins forwarded the resolution onto Public Works Deputy Director Mark Loethen, who heads the city's Joint Referral Committee, where requests for abandonment are reviewed.  CM Boykins has pledged his support of the resolution, and expects that the abandonment application will not go forward.


    Please see resolution below.



    MPNA Palm Street Resolution.pdf

  • April 13, 2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The attached SWA exhibits were presented at last week's Museum Park Livable Center Study stakeholder meeting held at the Buffalo Soldiers Museum.

    If you were unable to be at the meeting or did not have sufficient time to comment on the progress of the study, please review the attached documents and send your comments to nbeard@swagroup.com



    LCS - Public Meeting2 Exhibits_reduced.pdf

  • February 03, 2016 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please reference the article below regarding MPNA's position on the abandonment of the 1100 block of Palm Street. Please see below additional documents for your reference:

  • January 22, 2016 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A number of Museum Park residents made calls to the City of Houston Real Estate department to register their opposition to the abandonment of the 1100 block of Palm between Main and Fannin.  Below you will find a copy of the official log of those calls obtained from the Real Estate Department.


    Also below is a copy of the application for abandonment.


    Palm Street Call Log


    Palm Street Abandonment Application 

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