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.
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.
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
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
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.
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The next Superneighborhood 22 Council meeting is scheduled for August 17.
Meetings are called to order at 6:30 PM, but we encourage you to arrive by 6:00 for introductions and informal discussion. We meet at MECA in the Old Sixth Ward's historic Dow School building. It is located at 1900 Kane St. two blocks south of Washington Ave. between White and Silver Streets. On street parking is available.
Click to learn about the plans for PLANTING AND REFORESTATION.
Rayburn: New plan needed to restore Buffalo Bayou Houston Chronicle - November 13, 2014
The Buffalo Bayou Memorial Park Demonstration Project.
Please visit: http://www.preservingbuffalobayou.org/ for a more thorough understanding of the project plan.
The current meeting agenda and previous meeting minutes will be available here prior to monthly meetings.
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.
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.
Read The SN22 Council's comment letter HERE.