City of Houston
Complete Communities
News from your City of Houston
Planning & Development Department

June 20, 2017

Introducing Complete Communities

If you're just finding out about Complete Communities now, or you've been on board for a while, this premier issue Newsletter for Complete Communities has something for everyone!

Complete Communities is about improving neighborhoods so that all of Houston's residents and business owners can have access to quality services and amenities.  It's about working closely with the residents of communities that haven't reached their full potential, understanding their strengths and opportunities, and collaborating with partners across the city to strengthen them. While working to improve these communities, we must also work to ensure existing residents can stay in homes that remain affordable. Find out more on the program web page:

Mayor Sylvester Turner kicked off this partnership, that will transform under-resourced neighborhoods, with a press conference on April 17, 2017. Click to view the Press Conference.

Community Highlights 

As an outgrowth of Plan Houston, each edition of these monthly news comments will highlight ideas, actions or accomplishments for the 5 targeted Complete Communities, listed below.
  • Acres Homes
  • Gulfton
  • Near Northside
  • Second Ward
  • Third Ward 
The goal is that these communities will serve as practical examples for expansion of locally based initiatives to many other City areas.  Each of the 5 pilot communities has a profile page with Resource Assessments, Maps, Coordinating Teams listings, and more.

Special Edition Updates

According to Program Manger Lynn Henson, of the City of Houston Planning and Development Department, activities around Complete Communities have been broad and exciting.

Here is what's been happening since mid-April:
  • City staff have been examining existing plans in each area.
  • City coordinating teams have been meeting with neighborhood leaders to introduce the program and learn about the communities.
  • The Complete Communities Advisory Committee met twice to provide advice and comments on the planning approach in each area.
  • Representatives from almost all City departments met to discuss opportunities for quick-delivery projects.
  • Public meetings will be scheduled for late August. Watch for details in future newsletters and on the program web page. 

Tips from the Toolbox

Have you wondered when the City collects tree waste?  Or, how you should dispose of old paint and chemicals? Check out the Solid Waste Department's 'Trash Facts' newsletter to find the answers to these questions and more! 

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