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  • May 11, 2015 4:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SWA Group, a leading international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm was selected to create the master plan for the Museum Park Livable Centers Study.  


    The goal of the study is to address Museum Park challenges that have developed with the success of our area including the need for better transit, bike lanes, parking, sidewalks, sustainable streetscapes, bus management, signage, and complete lack of sense of place. 


    The study is expected to be underway by summer 2015 and completed by year end. 


    For more information, go to our Livable Centers Study webpage, or download SWA Group's Brochure.



  • January 16, 2015 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hermann Park Conservancy's new McGovern Centennial Gardens are OPEN!  We're very fortunate to have this enchanting, whimsical, and refreshing enhancement with such easy access for us all!  A good volunteer corp from right here in our neighborhood will help maintain this sparkler to the highest standard.  


    The Conservancy's needs include Centennial Garden Greeters and Family Vegetable Garden volunteers.  


    Please contact the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@hermannpark.org to request an application and indicate which volunteer position interests you.  

  • November 12, 2014 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Help Metro keep the greater Houston Region moving!  Share your input by taking Metro's 2014 Commuter & Employer Transportation Survey.  


    Take the SURVEY and be entered for the chance to win one of several prizes from Metro!


    Please share this important survey notice with your employer, employees, or any distribution lists.  A broad canvas is essential for meaningful results. Results from this survey will help improve travel demand-management strategies.  

  • November 04, 2014 5:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations go out to Museum Park Neighborhood Association and the Greater Southeast Management District on being recognized as a Mayor’s Proud Partner from Keep Houston Beautiful!   

     

    Thanks to the collaborative effort between MPNA and GSMD, and the ongoing support of the GSMD.  The roses on Main Street give thousands of people a reason to smile every day.


    Click here for further details or see the attached letter. Keep Houston Beautiful 2014.pdf

  • October 29, 2014 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Texas Central Railway, the private company leading the construction of a high-speed rail line connecting Houston and Dallas, will begin public outreach later this month to get input from citizens on the project and allow citizens to ask questions about the rail line proposal.  Six public meetings will be held in cities and towns that are likely to be along the route connecting the two terminal cities, according to Texas Rail Advocates.

    The Houston public meeting will be the final of the six meetings and will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at NRG Center.  The schedule for the Houston public meeting is as follows:

    Open house: 4:30-6:30pm
    Presentation: 6:30-7pm
    Public comment session: 7-8pm

     

    For more information, visit Houston Tomorrow

  • September 01, 2014 4:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This is your opportunity to say what you want in Museum Park with respect to parking strategies.  This is a neighborhood specific parking study and survey, focused only on Museum Park and the Museum District and conducted by the City of Houston Parking Management Division.  


    Parking Survey for Museum Park

    Museum District Parking Management Presentation


    Please take advantage of this survey since this is a very important topic for our neighborhood.  To get the results you want, your opinion is essential.  Please complete by Sept. 15, 2014!
  • August 24, 2014 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Follow the link below to Smart Growth America's current article focusing on Houston's strides since the Complete Streets Workshop held at Clayton Library in April 2013.  Mentioned in the article is Museum Park and comments from MPSN Vice-President Kathleen O'Reilly.


    http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/2014/08/07/since-the-workshop-houston-tx-continues-to-improve-streets-for-all-users/

  • July 02, 2014 5:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Requests from Museum Park Super Neighborhood regarding construction of high-rise apartment building to be constructed at Caroline and Oakdale:

    • Provide glass reflectivity numbers.
    •  Provide written assurance that the park will be open to the public.
    •  Confirm if materials from existing structures being demolished will be recycled  and/or reused per the project's pursuit of LEED certification.
    • Provide a letter of commitment and parking plan for construction period that stipulates all construction workers will be restricted to off-site parking and that Hines will work with the community to restrict street parking.  Failure to do so will result in significant congestion within the neighborhood. 
    •  Construction traffic ingress and egress should be routed along major thoroughfares.  All effort should be made to route traffic via Fannin and San Jacinto and avoid use of the heavily residential portion of Southmore from Caroline to Highway 288. 
    •  Confirm that this project falls within the guidelines of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.  In addition to complying with all SWPPP standards, we request that the project:
      • Establish reasonable construction hours (please let us know in advance what is anticipated.)
      • Establish a reasonable construction workweek (please let us know in advance what is anticipated).
      • Avoid allowing construction trucks to idle while waiting to load and unload.
      • Avoid allowing construction trucks to block drives and streets for any length of time.
      • Provide waste receptacles for workers to avoid trash blowing through the neighborhood.
      • Establish and enforce a construction worker code of ethics to avoid 'cat calling," smoking, drinking alcohol, and to require proper attire outside the site yet within the immediate neighborhood.
      • Communicate in a timely manner with surrounding buildings and neighbors should utility service be interrupted temporarily or street access be interrupted temporarily so preparations can be made.
      • Perform frequent cleanup of streets to remove mud and construction debris.
      • Repair any street damage that might occur as a result of additional wear to streets not designed to handle vehicle loads required for large construction projects.
        
    •  Coordinate with other neighborhood stakeholders who will have constructions projects occurring simultaneously, particularly Museum of Fine Arts Project slated for 2015.
    • Work with Museum Park Neighborhood to support their ongoing efforts to improve the Museum Park medians.  During construction protect the Caroline median across from the ‘Southmore,’ and in consultation with MPNA provide improvements to the median, post-construction.

     

     

     

  • July 02, 2014 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Representatives from Hines met with neighborhood stakeholders May 28 to present current plans for the construction of their 25 story highrise apartment building slated for opening in 2016.


    For details of the meeting please follow the link below:


    Hines presentation of _The Southmore’.pdf

  • November 08, 2013 9:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Houston Galveston Area Council's Regional Plan is open for public comment.  Information regarding the Plan is located at:
    http://www.ourregion.org/OurRegion2040Supporting_Documents/OurGreatRegionSummaryEnglish.pdf

    http://www.ourregion.org/index.html

    All are welcome to comment and/or attend HGAC's Open House, which will be held:
                                          Saturday, November 9.
                                          10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
                                          3555 Timmons Lane
                                          Houston, TX 77027

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