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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
This URL, PlanHouston.org, will take you to the website for Plan Houston. As part of the community engagement called for in the plan, there is a very brief survey linked to the page in English and in Spanish. The survey is focused on priorities. In addition to selection of projects, there is space for you […]
GEEMD and Precinct 6 Constable’s office are working together to address the problem of illegal dumping in the East End. Cameras are mounted in several different “hot spots” to capture images of this criminal activity. ABC 13 News reported: Crackdown on Illegal Dumping in East End It causes health issues,” says Martin Chavez, the district’s […]
The East End community celebrated the opening of Guadalupe Plaza Park on July 30, renovated under the TIGER grant funding awarded to the City of Houston in 2012. Thank you to all of our neighbors and guests, Mayor Turner and Council Members, local and state elected officials, the Houston Parks & Recreation Department, and our […]