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423x423 August 18, 2017

Complete Communities
Neighborhood Meeting Kick Off    

Join Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Planning & Development Department ( P&D), and other community representatives to kick off Complete Communities meetings in Acres Homes, Third Ward, Second Ward, Gulfton, and Near Northside beginning August 29th.

Attend the Complete Communities meetings scheduled for your neighborhood to share t he vision of what you want to see in your community! YOUR input and plans will help define what makes your neighborhood a Complete Community.

Pilot Neighborhoods
Pilot Neighborhoods
Acres Home
Tuesday, August 29, 6 pm - 8 pm
Harris Academy
3130 Holder Forest Drive
Houston, TX 77088

Third Ward
Thursday, August 31, 6 pm - 8 pm
Emancipation Park Cultural Center
3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston, TX 77004

Second Ward
Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ripley House
4410 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011

Wednesday, September 20, 6 pm - 8 pm
Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star Drive
Houston, TX 77074

Near Northside  
Date/Location TBD
Download the flyer or postcard from the Complete Communities webpage for your neighborhood meeting to share with neighbors. You can also go to the P&D Facebook page @houstonplanning to share the meeting event with others, and while you're at it, add #complete communities and #yourneighborhoodname!

Visit the Complete Communities webpage for more information and meeting updates and use the Sign-up Form button located on your neighborhood page to get Complete Communities news delivered to your inbox. You can also subscribe to the Planning & Development Department Monthly Planner e-newsletter for general updates on Complete Communities and other department projects!

Community Highlights 

The Complete Communities (CC) Neighborhood Team, pictured below, is staffed by Planning & Development Department employees who have chosen community planning as a profession. The team has been coordinating with other city departments and partners over the last several weeks in preparation for the first round of neighborhood meetings. They are ready to work with your community to provide support and assistance! Contact your CC Neighborhood Team Leader for questions or comments about this initiative.

CC Neighborhood Team, from left to right: Arica Bailey, Christa Stoneham, Abraham Zorrilla, Tonya Sawyer, Misty Staunton, David Welch, Lynn Henson (Project Manager), and Christopher Andrews.
Staff Contact
Email Address
Acres Home
Christa Stoneham
Tonya Sawyer
Near Northside
Christopher Andrews
Second Ward
Misty Staunton
Third Ward
Lynn Henson
Special Updates

Children at Risk reports that the following Houston ISD elementary schools in the currently designated Complete Community areas have been recognized as achieving Gold Ribbon status, per 2017 school rankings. Gold Ribbon schools are schools that are high performing, despite any challenges that may exist. Kudos to these schools!

ACRES HOMES - (77018, 77088, 77091)

GULFTON - (77081, 77274, 77236)


SECOND WARD - (77003, 77011)

Tips from the Toolbox

Homeowners: Help us apply for grants to elevate homes in flood-prone areas!

The City of Houston, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, would like to submit a grant application on behalf of interested homeowners to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). This grant will request funds to elevate flood-prone homes. The deadline for homeowners to submit their information to the City of Houston is Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Learn more at  Questions? Call the City's Floodplain Management Office at 832-394-8854 or e mail .

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