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On January 29, 2019, t he Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute announced the winners of its 2019 Development of Distinction Awards. The awards recognize developments and open spaces that demonstrate best practices in design, construction, economic viability, healthy places, marketing and management. Emancipation Park, a staple in Houston Southeast's Historic Third Ward, won in the “Open Space” category, beating a waterway project in The Woodlands and a flood-mitigation project in Clear Lake, the latter of which took home the “People’s Choice” award. 
Join Council Member Dwight Boykins for the official groundbreaking of the new H-E-B MacGregor Market, located off N. MacGregor Way and HWY-288 Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Please note that this event is outdoors so please wear closed-toe shoes and weather appropriate attire.

Houston's innovation district which includes four areas in Houston Southeast (Texas Medical Center, Universities, Museum Park and Hermann Park) recently announced the construction details of the historic Sears building's transformation into The Ion, as it's now called.

The Ion will provide academic programming, along with other educational institutions including the University of Houston, UH-Downtown, the University of St. Thomas, Houston Community College, Texas Southern University, Houston Baptist University, and other universities. "The Ion will inspire open innovation between universities, global corporations and investors," says Gabriela Rowe, CEO of Station Houston.

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Mayor Sylvester Turner urges Houston companies and organizations to join the hundreds of their counterparts who already participate in Hire Houston Youth , the trailblazing program that matches the city’s youth with summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships that pay at least $8 per hour
for seven weeks.

Businesses and residents of Houston Southeast may visit as a resource for criminal trespass affidavits.

Upon submitting form to the Huston Police Department (HPD), property owners are required to post "No Trespassing" signs on there property. The form must be updated yearly, and all changes must be reported to the HPD promptly.

Join  Hermann Park Conservancy for a public meeting. Come give your ideas and feedback on  the Commons at Hermann Park , an exciting new addition located at the corner of Cambridge and Fannin Streets that will include a unique play area and plenty of gathering space for all Houstonians.

This public meeting is to get your thoughts on how Hermann Park should move forward, what you would like to see, and what the community needs.
This meeting is free and open to the public. Come give your ideas!

METRO is coming back to the public to share the draft of their 'Moving Forward' long-range transportation plan that will be designed with your input.

Join Houston METRO at their next community meetings.

The City of Houston (City) will receive an additional $99,923,703 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for assisting in long-term housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. To receive this funding, the City must update portions of the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO)  State of Texas Plan for Disaster Recovery: Hurricane Harvey – Round 1 (Plan) , which will be incorporated into the Plan’s Amendment 3.

Public comments may be submitted by email to:  or by mail: HCDD, ATTN: Fatima Wajahat, 2100 Travis, 9th Floor, Houston, TX 77002 until Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Now that the bonds have passed, opportunities for further community engagement will be available for each project. As part of the preliminary engineering process conducted near the beginning of each project’s development stage, and prior to a formal Preliminary Engineering Report being presented to Commissioners Court for approval, the  Flood Control District  will conduct
a public meeting in a primary project  watershed  to solicit public comments about the project.

Greater Southeast Management District (the "District") is a political subdivision of the state of Texas. It was created in 2001 by the 77th Texas Legislature. State Representative Garnet Coleman was instrumental in the formation of the District.
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