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 […]

East End Transit Options: Mobility Houston Report

GEEMD participated in a review of transportation options entitled “Mobility Houston” in 2016 that included East End transit-dependent neighborhoods. District president Diane Schenke recently spoke with Houston Public Radio’s Gail Delaughter about pedestrian and bicycle access and transit options. The Mobility Houston final report is included in the interview.  

METRO Releases Transit-Oriented Development Study

As Houston’s population grows, METRO is also expanding its transit network to meet the region’s transportation needs. More and more residents are seeking walkable neighborhoods with access to transit. The completion of METRO’s Red, Purple, and Green light-rail lines, along with the redesigning of the local bus network in 2015, gives both public and private […]

GEEMD Annual Report and Public Hearing

The Greater East End Management District staff presented the District’s _________ on the East End. Visit the Assessments page on our website for more information about the District’s assessment rate and other sources of revenue.