Alief Westwood Neighborhood Character

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Welcome!

The following actions will strengthen neighborhood character in the Alief Westwood Complete Community. Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under two goals:

-Keep the neighborhood beautiful

-Diverse, vibrant and celebrated neighborhood


Is there something missing? Please provide your comments by clicking on 'Quick Reply' or, to see what others have said, click on 'Go To Discussion'.

Thank you for taking time to review these components of your action plan and letting us know what you think!


Welcome!

The following actions will strengthen neighborhood character in the Alief Westwood Complete Community. Some of these actions were carried over from other plans developed recently. Some come from discussions through the Complete Communities planning process which has been taking place since last November.

The actions are organized under two goals:

-Keep the neighborhood beautiful

-Diverse, vibrant and celebrated neighborhood


Is there something missing? Please provide your comments by clicking on 'Quick Reply' or, to see what others have said, click on 'Go To Discussion'.

Thank you for taking time to review these components of your action plan and letting us know what you think!


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  • GOAL: Keep the Neighborhood Beautiful

    3 months ago
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    Green Alief and Westwood  

    • ACTION STEPS: Improve landscaping and expand tree coverage throughout the neighborhood

    COORDINATION

    Community:  Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize

    City: Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: Trees for Houston, International District, Area Civic Clubs | Role: Support, Implement


    Address Blight and Nuisance Properties  

    • ACTION STEPS: Inventory abandoned, vacant, and dangerous buildings and visual blight; Develop a plan to address blight and ensure the proper maintenance of properties

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support

    City: HPD DRT, Houston Health Department, Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Civic Clubs | Role: Support


    Minimize Illegal Dumping

    • ACTION STEPS: Develop an outreach campaign to encourage residents to report illegal dumping to 311, use multiple outreach platforms such as water bills, social media, CitizensNet, and other media; Advocate for the development of long-term solutions to illegal dumping, including the installation of cameras at dumping hotspots

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Outreach

    City: Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department, City of Houston Illegal Dumping Task Force (FY 2020) | Role: Support, Outreach, Implement

    Community Connectors: District F and J, Crime Stoppers, Houston Police Department | Role: Support, Implement


    Advocate for long-term strategies to end homelessness

    • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for increased funding for homeless initiatives and housing programs, including promoting the Meaningful Change Campaign, in order to address homeless encampments 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Mayor’s Office of Homeless Initiatives | Advocate

    Community Connectors: International District, Elected Officials, Texas Department of Transportation | Role: Support, Advocate

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  • Green Alief Westwood

    3 months ago
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    ACTION STEPS: Improve landscaping and expand tree coverage throughout the neighborhood

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    Community:  Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Organize

    City: Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: Trees for Houston, International District, Area Civic Clubs | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Address blight and nuisance properties

    3 months ago
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    ACTION STEPS: Inventory abandoned, vacant, and dangerous buildings and visual blight; Develop a plan to address blight and ensure the proper maintenance of properties

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support

    City: HPD DRT, Houston Health Department, Department of Neighborhoods | Role: Support, Implement

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Civic Clubs | Role: Support

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  • Minimize illegal dumping

    3 months ago
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    ACTION STEPS: Develop an outreach campaign to encourage residents to report illegal dumping to 311, use multiple outreach platforms such as water bills, social media, CitizensNet, and other media; Advocate for the development of long-term solutions to illegal dumping, including the installation of cameras at dumping hotspots

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Outreach

    City: Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department, City of Houston Illegal Dumping Task Force (FY 2020) | Role: Support, Outreach, Implement

    Community Connectors: District F and J, Crime Stoppers, Houston Police Department | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Advocate for long-term strategies to end homelessness

    3 months ago
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    ACTION STEPS: Advocate for increased funding for homeless initiatives and housing programs, including promoting the Meaningful Change Campaign, in order to address homeless encampments 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate

    City: Mayor’s Office of Homeless Initiatives | Advocate

    Community Connectors: International District, Elected Officials, Texas Department of Transportation | Role: Support, Advocate

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  • GOAL: Diverse, Vibrant, and Celebrated Community

    3 months ago
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    Expand public art across the community  

    • ACTION STEPS: Identify and advocate for the expansion of public art, such as murals, sculptures, gateways, creative crosswalks, and intersections, across the community including in area parks and public spaces, along major corridors, and adjacent to area retail centers; Advocate for the engagement of residents in public art processes through workshops and presentations and the hiring of local artists 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support

    City: Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: District F and J, International District, Alief Art House, Houston Art Alliance, Alief ISD, AfriPAC, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Higher Dimension Church Peace Center | Role: Support, Implement


    Establish a “This is Alief” Campaign 

    • ACTION STEPS: Create a marketing and promotional campaign that celebrates the positive stories, places, and activities in Alief, and advocates for the establishment of an Alief Cultural District

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support 

    City: Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Organizations | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Expand public art across the community

    3 months ago
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    ACTION STEPS: Identify and advocate for the expansion of public art, such as murals, sculptures, gateways, creative crosswalks, and intersections, across the community including in area parks and public spaces, along major corridors, and adjacent to area retail centers; Advocate for the engagement of residents in public art processes through workshops and presentations and the hiring of local artists 

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support

    City: Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: District F and J, International District, Alief Art House, Houston Art Alliance, Alief ISD, AfriPAC, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Higher Dimension Church Peace Center | Role: Support, Implement

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  • Establish a "This is Alief" campaign

    3 months ago
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    ACTION STEPS: Create a marketing and promotional campaign that celebrates the positive stories, places, and activities in Alief, and advocates for the establishment of an Alief Cultural District

    COORDINATION

    Community: Alief/Westwood NST | Role: Advocate, Support 

    City: Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs | Role: Support

    Community Connectors: International District, Area Organizations | Role: Support, Implement

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