Independence Heights Neighborhood Resilience Plan

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The State of Independence Heights meeting was held in coordination with the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council (External link) October 24th at Booker T. Washington High School located at 4204 Yale St.

To take the community engagement survey, please click here.


Independence Heights Special Minimum Lot Size Possible Locations

The Special Minimum Lot Size Ordinance allows residents to preserve the lot size character of their neighborhood or block. To apply, or for more information, call 832-393-6637 or visit the following website: https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Min-Lot_Size-Min_Bldg_Line.html


City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods | Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

The Department of Neighborhoods is improving Houston neighborhoods by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement between $500 to $5,000 to help fund beautification and improvement projects. This program is administered in partnership through the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Houston Council Member’s Offices.

The deadline to submit an application packet is Friday, November 4, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

To apply, download the packet and watch the informational workshop video to learn how to come up with a qualifying project, how to complete the application, and gain an understanding of the grant procurement process.



Resilience Districts

To help Houston neighborhoods recover from disasters and reduce the future impact of flooding in vulnerable and at-risk communities, the City of Houston will establish Neighborhood Resilience Plans in three Houston neighborhoods.

These plans will weave together climate adaptation and risk reduction, economic development, infrastructure modernization and social empowerment into one neighborhood strategy. The Neighborhood Resilience Plans will empower neighborhoods to direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Three neighborhoods were chosen to participate in this process: East Houston, Edgebrook, and Independence Heights.

Independence Heights

Independence Heights is located north of Loop 610 and west of I-45. The super neighborhood boundaries includes: I-45 (east), Tidwell Rd. (north), N. Shepherd Dr. to railroad track (eastward) to Yale St. (west), I-610 (south).

Located in District H, the Independence Heights neighborhood was selected due to the severity of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey and previous flooding events, vulnerability to climate and other multiple hazards, watershed location, and the presence of active and supportive civic organizations.

Land Use Map

Watershed Map

Independence Heights is located in the White Oak Bayou watershed.

The State of Independence Heights meeting was held in coordination with the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council (External link) October 24th at Booker T. Washington High School located at 4204 Yale St.

To take the community engagement survey, please click here.


Independence Heights Special Minimum Lot Size Possible Locations

The Special Minimum Lot Size Ordinance allows residents to preserve the lot size character of their neighborhood or block. To apply, or for more information, call 832-393-6637 or visit the following website: https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Min-Lot_Size-Min_Bldg_Line.html


City of Houston's Department of Neighborhoods | Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

The Department of Neighborhoods is improving Houston neighborhoods by providing a dollar-for-dollar matching grant reimbursement between $500 to $5,000 to help fund beautification and improvement projects. This program is administered in partnership through the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and the City of Houston Council Member’s Offices.

The deadline to submit an application packet is Friday, November 4, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

To apply, download the packet and watch the informational workshop video to learn how to come up with a qualifying project, how to complete the application, and gain an understanding of the grant procurement process.



Resilience Districts

To help Houston neighborhoods recover from disasters and reduce the future impact of flooding in vulnerable and at-risk communities, the City of Houston will establish Neighborhood Resilience Plans in three Houston neighborhoods.

These plans will weave together climate adaptation and risk reduction, economic development, infrastructure modernization and social empowerment into one neighborhood strategy. The Neighborhood Resilience Plans will empower neighborhoods to direct future neighborhood-based investments in the most effective ways possible to help reduce flooding, address vulnerability to climate and multiple hazards, improve quality of life, and drive economic opportunity.

Three neighborhoods were chosen to participate in this process: East Houston, Edgebrook, and Independence Heights.

Independence Heights

Independence Heights is located north of Loop 610 and west of I-45. The super neighborhood boundaries includes: I-45 (east), Tidwell Rd. (north), N. Shepherd Dr. to railroad track (eastward) to Yale St. (west), I-610 (south).

Located in District H, the Independence Heights neighborhood was selected due to the severity of flood damage from Hurricane Harvey and previous flooding events, vulnerability to climate and other multiple hazards, watershed location, and the presence of active and supportive civic organizations.

Land Use Map

Watershed Map

Independence Heights is located in the White Oak Bayou watershed.

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