The Neighborhood Greenways Committee has completed, and begun to present a bikeway concept for Patterson Street that would link 3 neighborhood parks to the Buffalo and White Oak Bayou trail systems through the West End and Magnolia Grove neighborhoods.

This proposal is detailed in a presentation that has been added for review on the Projects / Committees page.

The Buffalo Bayou Memorial Park Demonstration Project.

Please visit: http://www.preservingbuffalobayou.org/ for a more thorough understanding of the project plan.

This project planned for the bayou area between Shepherd and 610 is intended to mitigate bank erosion and reduce silt flow downstream.
A SN22 resident, Terri Thomas, who's home is along that portion of the bayou has written a letter encouraging support for the project and illustrating with photos the process undertaken privately to accomplish those goals at her property.

The Washington Cultural Arts District dedication event was held April 12, 2014.

For more info on the newly recognized Arts District in SN22 visit: artsdistricthouston.com

View a great video about the district  HERE 
During the Washington Cultural Arts District presentation Old 6th Ward resident, Lee Krause shared THESE WORDS
about the event and the community.

Upcoming Events and Other Items of Community Interest

​​The next Superneighborhood 22 Council meeting is scheduled for April 20

The current meeting agenda and previous meeting minutes will be available here    prior to monthly meetings.


To learn more review the  Harris County Flood Control Demonstration Project PRESENTATION.

Click to learn about the plans for PLANTING AND REFORESTATION.

Rayburn: New plan needed to restore Buffalo Bayou  Houston Chronicle - November 13, 2014


Note that the public comment period for this project ended June 30th
To review concerns presented by those groups and individuals opposing this plan VISIT

Learn how the proposed Dallas/Houston High Speed Rail (HSR) route selection may impact several of SN22's constituent neighborhoods. Representatives from Texas Central Railway (TCR) presented information and heard comments at the First Ward Civic Council meeting on November 11th, presented at the December 18th SN22 meeting, and again in the Garden Oaks SN12 area on January 5th.

Houston Chronicle coverage of the First Ward meeting HERE
Review considered and preferred route maps, and post your comments
HERE.
For a video illustration of why infrastructure necessary for HSR is not appropriate in, or adjacent to, established neighborhoods VIEW. 
A request from the Woodlands for reconsideration of the non-preferred !H45 Route
HERE.
A report from affected counties along HSR preferred routes HERE, and an editorial from Montgomery County HERE.
FRA public comment period ended on Jan 9, 2015. Comments may still be submitted however. Download comment form HERE. 

View the TCR presentation from the December SN22 meeting HERE.

View the community prepared slide show from the December SN22 meeting HERE.

See KPRC Channel 2 coverage of the SN22 meeting HERE.   Coverage of the SN12 meeting HERE.  Chronicle Gray Matters OpEd HERE.

Read City Councilmember comment letters  Ellen Cohen,  Ed Gonzalez,  Brenda Stardig.

Read comment letters fromState Representatives Sylvester Turner  and  Jessica Farrar.

Read The SN22 Council's comment letter HERE.

Read The Leader  reports on the 01/01/15 townhall meeting in Oak Forest, and explains the legal power to exercise EMINENT DOMAIN.
Watch full video of recent meeting in Montgomery County attended by 800+ in opposition HERE.
Audio of TCR presentation by Robert Eckels to H-GAC Transportation Policy Council's March 2015 meeting  HERE.

Robert L. Rayburn, President of the Bayou Preservation Association, recently released a letter addressed to the BPA Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Watershed Representatives, BPA members, and friends of the bayous.

The letter addressed the state of Buffalo Bayou with regards to the Memorial Park Demonstration Project.
If this project and it's purpose are of interest to you, please read and/or download both letters HERE.

Read:  Why the Need for the Memorial Park Demonstration Project - prepared by Kevin Shanley, former BPA president HERE.

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The Shell Center for Sustainability recently released  the Houston Community Sustainability and the Quality of Life Atlas

This comprehensive look at the area based on Superneighborhoods, and is available for review HERE

Presentations from the related symposium are also able to viewed or downloaded HERE


Action in Australian Cities toward sustainability in drought conditions is inspiring planners in LA:
A recent CoH Citizen's Net E-news provides this information that may be of interest to some SN22 property owners:
Learn How Neighborhoods Can Apply for Tools to Retain their Residential Character. Last spring, new development rules were adopted that will allow developers to build additional housing on smaller lots than are typically found in most suburban style neighborhoods. This will increase the availability of housing in the city and provide residents with more housing options. However, if your neighborhood is residential and would like to retain its larger lot character, the City adopted tools to help. These tools include the ability for residential areas to preserve the existing lot size or building line character of the area providing there are no deed restrictions that address building line or lot size on the lots they seek to protect. These tools are commonly used in areas to prevent the further subdivision of lots for townhome style developments.
More information about these tools can be found online.