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 […]
SER Jobs for Progress Executive Director and CEO, Nory Angel, also outgoing chair of the Greater East End District, recently addressed Houston’s skilled workforce needs in the Houston Business Journal.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]