Magnolia Park - Neighborhood Character

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GOAL: Beautiful Neighborhood

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Organize community cleanups

  • ACTION STEPS: Organize neighborhood cleanup events, including along Buffalo Bayou; Collaborate with neighborhood schools and civic organizations to establish neighborhood volunteer teams

COORDINATION

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

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department | Role: Organize, Support

Community Connectors: Keep Houston Beautiful, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, East End District | Role: Support


Promote proper trash placement and collection

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a campaign to publicize heavy trash schedules and policies to ensure residents are well-informed and facilitate proper trash collection

COORDINATION

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

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations | Role: Outreach


Create a 311 campaign

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a bilingual outreach campaign to encourage residents to report potholes, illegal dumping, graffiti, noise, signs (including political signs) and other nuisances to 311; Include information on how to use 311

COORDINATION

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

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Office of International Communities, ARA | Role: Outreach, Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations, District I | Role: Outreach, Advocate


Increase the tree canopy

  • ACTION STEPS: Partner with Trees for Houston, the East End District, civic organizations, and others to plant trees across the neighborhood; Prioritize screening industrial facilities adjacent to residential land uses, such as along 73rd St, 74th St, and 75th St between Harrisburg Blvd and Canal St; Identify areas to plant Magnolia trees to honor the history of the neighborhood

COORDINATION

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

City: Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Trees for Houston, East End District, Youth Organizations


GOAL: History and Culture of the Neighborhood is Preserved and Celebrated

Sources: TIRZ/CC Meeting

Preserve historic buildings and explore new uses, including cultural facilities

  • ACTION STEPS: Establish partnerships with public and private entities to develop strategies and plans to support and fund the acquisition, rehabilitation, and repurposing of historic structures in the neighborhood as cultural and community resources that celebrate Mexican/Mexican American history, such as the Magnolia Park City Hall building or Rufus Cage Elementary School

COORDINATION

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

City: Planning and Development Department, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, East End Cultural District, Preservation Houston, TIRZ #23 | Role: Support


Celebrate historic sites

  • ACTION STEPS: Survey the historical buildings and sites in the neighborhood to identify locations for historical markers or National Historic Landmark status, such as the Harrisburg-Jackson Cemetery (1883), Glendale Cemetery (1826), Brady’s Island, Magnolia Park City Hall, the Port Authority building, and historic buildings along Harrisburg

COORDINATION

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

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, East End Cultural District, Harris County, Glendale Cemetery Association | Role: Support, Advocate

PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS BELOW


GOAL: Beautiful Neighborhood

Sources: NST/CC Meeting

Organize community cleanups

  • ACTION STEPS: Organize neighborhood cleanup events, including along Buffalo Bayou; Collaborate with neighborhood schools and civic organizations to establish neighborhood volunteer teams

COORDINATION

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

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department | Role: Organize, Support

Community Connectors: Keep Houston Beautiful, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, East End District | Role: Support


Promote proper trash placement and collection

  • ACTION STEPS: Develop a campaign to publicize heavy trash schedules and policies to ensure residents are well-informed and facilitate proper trash collection

COORDINATION

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

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Solid Waste Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations | Role: Outreach


Create a 311 campaign

  • ACTION STEPS: Create a bilingual outreach campaign to encourage residents to report potholes, illegal dumping, graffiti, noise, signs (including political signs) and other nuisances to 311; Include information on how to use 311

COORDINATION

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

City: Department of Neighborhoods, Office of International Communities, ARA | Role: Outreach, Support

Community Connectors: Area Civic Organizations, District I | Role: Outreach, Advocate


Increase the tree canopy

  • ACTION STEPS: Partner with Trees for Houston, the East End District, civic organizations, and others to plant trees across the neighborhood; Prioritize screening industrial facilities adjacent to residential land uses, such as along 73rd St, 74th St, and 75th St between Harrisburg Blvd and Canal St; Identify areas to plant Magnolia trees to honor the history of the neighborhood

COORDINATION

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

City: Mayor’s Office of Complete Communities | Role: Support

Community Connectors: Trees for Houston, East End District, Youth Organizations


GOAL: History and Culture of the Neighborhood is Preserved and Celebrated

Sources: TIRZ/CC Meeting

Preserve historic buildings and explore new uses, including cultural facilities

  • ACTION STEPS: Establish partnerships with public and private entities to develop strategies and plans to support and fund the acquisition, rehabilitation, and repurposing of historic structures in the neighborhood as cultural and community resources that celebrate Mexican/Mexican American history, such as the Magnolia Park City Hall building or Rufus Cage Elementary School

COORDINATION

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

City: Planning and Development Department, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Housing and Community Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, East End Cultural District, Preservation Houston, TIRZ #23 | Role: Support


Celebrate historic sites

  • ACTION STEPS: Survey the historical buildings and sites in the neighborhood to identify locations for historical markers or National Historic Landmark status, such as the Harrisburg-Jackson Cemetery (1883), Glendale Cemetery (1826), Brady’s Island, Magnolia Park City Hall, the Port Authority building, and historic buildings along Harrisburg

COORDINATION

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

City: Planning and Development Department | Role: Support

Community Connectors: East End District, East End Cultural District, Harris County, Glendale Cemetery Association | Role: Support, Advocate

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    GOAL: Beautiful Neighborhood

    • Organize community cleanups 
    • Promote proper trash placement and collection
    • Create a 311 campaign 
    • Increase the tree canopy 


    GOAL: History and Culture of the Neighborhood is Preserved and Celebrated

    • Preserve historic buildings and explore new uses, including cultural facilities
    • Celebrate historic sites


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