NPR: Massive Mural Of Underwater Sea Life Pops Up In The East End

Tomeka Weatherspoon, Houston Public Media, December 11, 2017 East End community groups and artists gathered to unveil a new large-scale mural. It’s a wall of underwater sea creatures not far from the city docks. “It was a year of planning,” said Veronica Gorczynski of the Greater East End Management District. Her group supports efforts to […]

Nationally Recognized Artists to Unveil Newly Created “Turtle Soup” Mural in East End Houston

A 260-foot long concrete wall on JW Peavy Drive has been transformed by a colorful mural, “Turtle Soup,” recently commissioned by the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD). The mural was painted by world-renowned graffiti artist Pilot FX (Adam Socie) with UP Art Studio. The initial design was created by local East End artist, “Magnolia […]

Finca Tres Robles & East End Healthy Families

Finca Tres Robles, an urban farm located in the East End at 257 N.Greenwood, is seeking sponsors to bring farm fresh produce weekly to local families while teaching healthy cooking and eating habits to young students. The farm’s staff has partnered with the Houston Food Bank and Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center to bring this […]

Blight to Beauty: A Transforming Project for Magnolia Park

BLIGHT TO BEAUTY 2017 The East End District has helped change the image of the East End, once known for graffiti, illegal dumping, and overgrown and neglected properties. Eradicating these negative influences and replacing them with safer trails, green spaces, and colorful murals inspired GEEMD to develop a unique project called “Blight to Beauty” along […]

District Acquires New Weapon in Fighting Graffiti and Blight

The Greater East End Management District’s (GEEMD) Graffiti Abatement Program has a new state- of-the-art machine for removal of graffiti and tagging on commercial properties. The new equipment saves time and operating costs leading to greater efficiency and more sites treated. According to Martin Chavez, Director of Constituent Services and Public Safety at GEEMD, “The […]

Strengthening Our Central City Connections

Although separated from Downtown on all sides by the freeway system, the adjacent communities are vital to the sustainability of Downtown; and an important component of the work underway is addressing neighborhood connections—the physical, social and economic challenges and opportunities. Business owners and residents of the East End District and East Downtown Management District (EaDo) gathered […]

City of Houston Complete Streets Report

The City of Houston has released its 2016 Annual Report on the Houston Complete Streets and Transportation Plan (HCSTP).   The Annual Report is required by a mayoral Executive Order (E.O. 1-15) and is produced by Houston’s Planning and Development Department in coordination with the Public Works and Engineering (PWE) Department. Complete streets are public roadways […]

Houston Bike Plan is Released

On February 2, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Bike Plan and forwarded the Plan to City Council for consideration, subject to revisions. The revised Bike Plan has been updated and published at houstonbikeplan.org. Key updates include strengthening recommendations regarding public engagement, additional clarification on map legends and bicycle facility types, and additional […]

Design Work in Progress for Enhanced Mobility

GEEMD and the staff of Jones & Carter, Inc. have design work underway for more new sidewalks and pedestrian amenities to be constructed under a new grant that will enhance mobility for the disabled and elderly and the community at large.  The improvements will improve access to Metro services and other key community destinations, local […]