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City Of Houston Purchases Land To Protect The Community During Future Severe Storms

Houston City Council voted Wednesday to purchase 73.08 acres (3,183,410 square feet) of land from the City of West University Place along the 9700 block of Ruffino Road for $10,509,460. The land, located along the southern bank of Keegan’s Bayou, will be used for the Ruffino Stormwater Detention Project and represents a significant step in [...]

2022-12-07T10:55:31-06:00December 7th, 2022|Articles, Environmental & Urban Design|

April 30 open house on the master plan for Gasmer Drive property redevelopment

Please join us on Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 a.m. for a public open house at Westbury High School's auditorium on the Gasmer Drive side of the campus for a presentation of the Master Plan for the Gasmer Drive Property Redevelopment (formerly owned by Shell Oil) adjacent to the Willow Waterhole Greenspace.  Parking is available in the Gasmer Drive [...]

Connectivity Cut-Through

County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Council Member Edward Pollard cut a ribbon today with representatives of the Brays Oaks Management District, community organization leaders and former Council Member Mike Laster (second from left) to celebrate the paved Brays Oaks Bike Trail that connects the Keegans Bayou trail to the residential neighborhood containing Willow Meadow Drive. Ellis and [...]

2022-03-03T13:23:42-06:00March 3rd, 2022|Articles, Environmental & Urban Design|

Public Meeting in Brays Oaks Management District Will Kick Off Livable Centers Study

HOUSTON — The Brays Oaks Management District in southwest Houston will kick off its Livable Centers Study — aimed at improving neighborhood walkability, transit options, environmental quality and economic development — with an in-person public workshop on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m at India House, 8888 W Bellfort Ave.  All presentation [...]

2021-06-16T11:49:34-05:00June 16th, 2021|Articles, Community News, Environmental & Urban Design|

Stakeholder Meeting Notice on Capital Project: Fondren Rd. Paving and Drainage, Oct. 6

Stakeholder Meeting Notice on Capital Project: Fondren Rd. Paving and Drainage - Braeswood to Creekbend & Creekbend to W. Airport October 6, 2020 2:00pm to 3:00pm To join the meeting on Tue. Oct 6, 2020 at 2pm, please click on the link below, scroll down to the project “Fondren Rd Paving and Drainage Stakeholder Meeting, [...]

2020-10-02T10:53:11-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Articles, Environmental & Urban Design|

Streetscape & Wayfinding Master Plan Questionnaire

The Brays Oaks Management District has engaged its consultant, M2L Associates to begin the preparation of a Streetscape and Wayfinding Master Plan for the District. To gather important base and opinion data, we request that you please complete the questionnaire by September 1st. Thank you and the District appreciates your feedback.   Take the Survey [...]

2020-08-19T13:41:54-05:00August 10th, 2020|Articles, Environmental & Urban Design|

Plant It Forward – A Growing Success

By J.D. Herman There is a certain beauty when good intentions and hard work, combine for positive results. Plant It Forward is a growing success story of a great idea coming to fruition in Southwest Houston. The nonprofit started in 2011, by the brother and sister team Pat and Teresa O’Donnell, looked to make urban [...]

2020-10-05T19:43:08-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Articles, Environmental & Urban Design, My Brays Oaks|

Brays Bayou Association: Hillcroft Bridge Construction 6/15/20 and other updates

Detour and construction signs should start going up MONDAY, JUNE 1st, on the main and side streets around Hillcroft and Braeswood in preparation of the JUNE 15th closing of the bridge.  The bridge will be closed for approximately 90 days.  Not only will north/south travel across the bridge be nonexistent during the 90 project period, but east/west traffic will [...]

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