Magnolia Park - Mobility and Infrastructure

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GOAL: High Quality Infrastructure

Sources: TIRZ/CIP/CC Meeting/NST

Construct and maintain storm drain, sewer, and water infrastructure

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize areas with water, storm and sanitary sewer systems that require maintenance and repair; Focus storm sewer improvements in the areas near 77th St. and Canal and along La Porte Road in Smith Addition

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: District I, El Centro de Corazon, Smith Addition Advocates | Role: Advocate


GOAL: Great Streets

Sources: EDS/CIP/NST/CC Meeting

Advocate for a workshop on the Capital Improvement Plan process

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development and delivery of a workshop on the Capital Improvement Plan process for area leaders and residents

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Community Role: Outreach, Organize

City: Planning and Development Department, District I, Department of Neighborhoods, Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Implement, Organize


Repair and maintain area streets

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize streets in need of repair and advocate for inclusion in the Capital Improvement Plan; Priority street projects include: Cesar Chavez Blvd, Avenue C, Harrisburg Blvd, Capitol St, Avenue K, Avenue E, Avenue F Broadway, 76th St, and Canal St)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, Houston Public Works | Role: Advocate, Implement

Community Connectors: East End District, TIRZ #23 | Role: Advocate


Improve street lighting

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop an outreach campaign, including social media, targeted to area civic organizations to encourage residents to report street light outages to CenterPoint

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST, Area Civic Organizations | Role: Outreach, Implement

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: CenterPoint | Role: Implement


Enhance streetscaping on major corridors

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a coalition of civic leaders and representatives of the East End District and TIRZ #23 to identify priority areas for streetscape enhancements and pedestrian amenities, focus on projects that will improve safety and connectivity such as pedestrian lighting and landscaping

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, TIRZ #23 | Role: Advocate, Implement


Designate neighborhood heavy truck routes

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize local streets with excessive heavy vehicle thru traffic and advocate for Houston Public Works to install “No Thru Trucks” signage in these locations

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Implement


GOAL: Complete and Safe Pedestrian and Bike Networks

Sources: EDS/TIRZ/CC Meeting/HBP

Establish a Neighborhood SWAT Team

  • ACTION STEPS: Establish and organize a Magnolia Park / Manchester Neighborhood SWAT Team to identify and prioritize needs for new crosswalks, sidewalks, sidewalk repairs, and accessibility improvements

COORDINATION

Community: Neighborhood SWAT Team | Role: Organize, Prioritize, Advocate

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations | Role: Support


Create a complete and accessible sidewalk network

  • ACTION STEPS: The Neighborhood SWAT Team to identify and prioritize areas in need of new sidewalks, focusing on routes to area schools, transit, and parks; SWAT Team to outreach to disabled residents to identify sidewalk accessibility issues, including the need for ramps and repairs; Prioritize new sidewalks in the Manchester and Smith Addition areas, along La Porte Rd, Broadway St., 74th, Herbert St., and Roosevelt St.

COORDINATION

Community: Neighborhood SWAT Team | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works, Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Implement, Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations, East End District, TIRZ #23, METRO Universal Accessibility Program, Buffalo Bayou Partnership | Role: Advocate, Support, Implement


Provide safe crossings

  • ACTION STEPS: The Neighborhood SWAT Team to identify and document existing crosswalks in need of maintenance and survey area school principals to identify where additional crosswalks are needed, including Franklin Elementary School and Milby High School; Partner with school principals to advocate for Houston Public Works to repair existing crosswalks and install new crosswalks where a need has been documented

COORDINATION

Community: Neighborhood SWAT Team | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | City Role: Implement, Support

Community Connectors: East End District, TIRZ #23, Area School Principals | Role: Advocate, Implement


Prioritize, test, and construct community bike lanes that connect to existing amenities

  • ACTION STEPS: Prioritize the projects identified in the Houston Bike Plan for implementation and test the priority routes with ‘pop-up’ lanes; Analyze the proposed priorities of 75th St., 76th St., Capitol St., Navigation Blvd., and extension of the Sunset Trail south to Brays Bayou

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Planning and Development Department, Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: Bicycle Advisory Committee, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, East End District, Harris County Precinct 2 | Role: Support, Advocate, Implement


GOAL: Community-Centered Rail Policies

Sources: CC Meeting

Minimize traffic and pedestrian disruptions at area railroad crossings

  • ACTION STEPS: Strengthen community partnerships with area railroad companies and advocate for improved train schedules and minimal traffic and pedestrian disruptions, particularly adjacent to schools and other community amenities

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Railroad Companies, Gulf Coast Rail District, East End District | Role: Implement, Support


Address train safety for pedestrians

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for an awareness campaign and improvements at railroad crossings to improve pedestrian safety

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Railroad Companies | Role: Implement


Establish quiet zones

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for railroad supported and funded quiet zones

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | City Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Railroad Companies | Role: Implement


GOAL: Mobile and Connected Community

Sources: METRO NEXT/CC Meeting

Create a community-based transit coalition

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a community-based transit coalition to advocate for light rail and improved bus services in the neighborhood

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, METRO | Role: Support

Community Connectors: LINK Houston | Role: Support


Advocate for the Green Line Light Rail extension

  • ACTION STEPS: Activate the proposed transit coalition to advocate for the extension of the Green Line Light Rail to Hobby Airport, including identifying a preferred alignment to meet the needs of the community

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, METRO | Role: Support

Community Connectors: LINK Houston, Area Civic Organizations | Role: Support


Improve METRO bus services

  • ACTION STEPS: Utilize the transit coalition to identify and prioritize area bus service improvements, including increasing the frequency of service after school hours to connect parents and youth to public amenities such as schools, parks, community centers, etc., and identifying additional bus routes or services

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, METRO | Role: Support

Community Connectors: LINK Houston | Role: Support

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GOAL: High Quality Infrastructure

Sources: TIRZ/CIP/CC Meeting/NST

Construct and maintain storm drain, sewer, and water infrastructure

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize areas with water, storm and sanitary sewer systems that require maintenance and repair; Focus storm sewer improvements in the areas near 77th St. and Canal and along La Porte Road in Smith Addition

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST| Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: District I, El Centro de Corazon, Smith Addition Advocates | Role: Advocate


GOAL: Great Streets

Sources: EDS/CIP/NST/CC Meeting

Advocate for a workshop on the Capital Improvement Plan process

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for the development and delivery of a workshop on the Capital Improvement Plan process for area leaders and residents

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Community Role: Outreach, Organize

City: Planning and Development Department, District I, Department of Neighborhoods, Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Implement, Organize


Repair and maintain area streets

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize streets in need of repair and advocate for inclusion in the Capital Improvement Plan; Priority street projects include: Cesar Chavez Blvd, Avenue C, Harrisburg Blvd, Capitol St, Avenue K, Avenue E, Avenue F Broadway, 76th St, and Canal St)

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, Houston Public Works | Role: Advocate, Implement

Community Connectors: East End District, TIRZ #23 | Role: Advocate


Improve street lighting

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop an outreach campaign, including social media, targeted to area civic organizations to encourage residents to report street light outages to CenterPoint

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST, Area Civic Organizations | Role: Outreach, Implement

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: CenterPoint | Role: Implement


Enhance streetscaping on major corridors

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a coalition of civic leaders and representatives of the East End District and TIRZ #23 to identify priority areas for streetscape enhancements and pedestrian amenities, focus on projects that will improve safety and connectivity such as pedestrian lighting and landscaping

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, TIRZ #23 | Role: Advocate, Implement


Designate neighborhood heavy truck routes

  • ACTION STEPS: Identify and prioritize local streets with excessive heavy vehicle thru traffic and advocate for Houston Public Works to install “No Thru Trucks” signage in these locations

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park / Manchester NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Implement


GOAL: Complete and Safe Pedestrian and Bike Networks

Sources: EDS/TIRZ/CC Meeting/HBP

Establish a Neighborhood SWAT Team

  • ACTION STEPS: Establish and organize a Magnolia Park / Manchester Neighborhood SWAT Team to identify and prioritize needs for new crosswalks, sidewalks, sidewalk repairs, and accessibility improvements

COORDINATION

Community: Neighborhood SWAT Team | Role: Organize, Prioritize, Advocate

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations | Role: Support


Create a complete and accessible sidewalk network

  • ACTION STEPS: The Neighborhood SWAT Team to identify and prioritize areas in need of new sidewalks, focusing on routes to area schools, transit, and parks; SWAT Team to outreach to disabled residents to identify sidewalk accessibility issues, including the need for ramps and repairs; Prioritize new sidewalks in the Manchester and Smith Addition areas, along La Porte Rd, Broadway St., 74th, Herbert St., and Roosevelt St.

COORDINATION

Community: Neighborhood SWAT Team | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works, Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Implement, Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations, East End District, TIRZ #23, METRO Universal Accessibility Program, Buffalo Bayou Partnership | Role: Advocate, Support, Implement


Provide safe crossings

  • ACTION STEPS: The Neighborhood SWAT Team to identify and document existing crosswalks in need of maintenance and survey area school principals to identify where additional crosswalks are needed, including Franklin Elementary School and Milby High School; Partner with school principals to advocate for Houston Public Works to repair existing crosswalks and install new crosswalks where a need has been documented

COORDINATION

Community: Neighborhood SWAT Team | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | City Role: Implement, Support

Community Connectors: East End District, TIRZ #23, Area School Principals | Role: Advocate, Implement


Prioritize, test, and construct community bike lanes that connect to existing amenities

  • ACTION STEPS: Prioritize the projects identified in the Houston Bike Plan for implementation and test the priority routes with ‘pop-up’ lanes; Analyze the proposed priorities of 75th St., 76th St., Capitol St., Navigation Blvd., and extension of the Sunset Trail south to Brays Bayou

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Prioritize, Advocate

City: Planning and Development Department, Houston Public Works | Role: Support, Implement

Community Connectors: Bicycle Advisory Committee, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, East End District, Harris County Precinct 2 | Role: Support, Advocate, Implement


GOAL: Community-Centered Rail Policies

Sources: CC Meeting

Minimize traffic and pedestrian disruptions at area railroad crossings

  • ACTION STEPS: Strengthen community partnerships with area railroad companies and advocate for improved train schedules and minimal traffic and pedestrian disruptions, particularly adjacent to schools and other community amenities

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Railroad Companies, Gulf Coast Rail District, East End District | Role: Implement, Support


Address train safety for pedestrians

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for an awareness campaign and improvements at railroad crossings to improve pedestrian safety

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Railroad Companies | Role: Implement


Establish quiet zones

  • ACTION STEPS: Advocate for railroad supported and funded quiet zones

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: Houston Public Works | City Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Railroad Companies | Role: Implement


GOAL: Mobile and Connected Community

Sources: METRO NEXT/CC Meeting

Create a community-based transit coalition

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a community-based transit coalition to advocate for light rail and improved bus services in the neighborhood

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, METRO | Role: Support

Community Connectors: LINK Houston | Role: Support


Advocate for the Green Line Light Rail extension

  • ACTION STEPS: Activate the proposed transit coalition to advocate for the extension of the Green Line Light Rail to Hobby Airport, including identifying a preferred alignment to meet the needs of the community

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, METRO | Role: Support

Community Connectors: LINK Houston, Area Civic Organizations | Role: Support


Improve METRO bus services

  • ACTION STEPS: Utilize the transit coalition to identify and prioritize area bus service improvements, including increasing the frequency of service after school hours to connect parents and youth to public amenities such as schools, parks, community centers, etc., and identifying additional bus routes or services

COORDINATION

Community: Magnolia Park/Manchester NST | Role: Organize, Advocate

City: District I, METRO | Role: Support

Community Connectors: LINK Houston | Role: Support

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    GOAL: High Quality Infrastructure

    • Construct and maintain storm drain, sewer, and water infrastructure  


    GOAL: Great Streets

    • Advocate for a workshop on the Capital Improvement Plan process 
    • Repair and maintain area streets
    • Improve street lighting 
    • Enhance streetscaping on major corridors
    • Designate neighborhood heavy truck routes


    GOAL: Complete and Safe Pedestrian and Bike Networks  

    • Establish a Neighborhood SWAT Team 
    • Create a complete and accessible sidewalk network 
    • Provide safe crossings 
    • Prioritize, test, and construct community bike lanes that connect to existing amenities 


    GOAL: Community-Centered Rail Policies

    • Minimize traffic and pedestrian disruptions at area railroad crossings
    • Address train safety for pedestrians 
    • Establish quiet zones


    GOAL: Mobile and Connected Community

    • Create a community-based transit coalition 
    • Advocate for the Green Line Light Rail extension 
    • Improve METRO bus services


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