Dow Elementary Park Ribbon Cutting

The neighborhood turned out to enjoy the official opening of the Dow Elementary Park at the Ribbon Cutting  on January 11, 2020.  Although there are a few minor items remaining to finish everyone had a great time at the park.  We were joined by many members of the neighborhood, Council Member Cisneros and Michael Isermann, Deputy Director, Facilities Management and Development from the City of Houston Parks Department.  We have posted plenty of pictures for you to enjoy and share.  You can reach them at this link Dow Elementary Park Photos  Dow Elementary Park Photos  or go to our Photo page.

 

Potential Projects

The TIRZ/Redevelopment Authority board is inviting your suggestions and comments on the Draft Potential Projects List.  The TIRZ/Redevelopment Authority uses this list to identify needed projects for the zone. This is a list of potential projects; not, a list of scheduled projects. Inclusion on the list does not mean that the resources are available to implement the project.

Please view the potential projects list here:

Draft Old Sixth Ward Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ 13 Potential Projects List December 23 2019

Please send any feedback to sherry@old6wardtirz.org by January 31, 2020 so it can be incorporated into discussion at the next TIRZ board meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

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Infrastructure Reimbursement Guidelines

TIRZ 13/Old Sixth Ward Redevelopment Authority is seeking input on its draft Infrastructure Reimbursement Guidelines. Please provide all comments and suggestions to Sherry@old6wardtirz.org no later than January 31, 2020. All comments will be compiled and reviewed by the board at the next board meeting, currently scheduled for February 19th, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

Draft Old Sixth Ward Redevelopment Authority Development Agreement Policy

Governance Policy

TIRZ 13/Old Sixth Ward Redevelopment Authority is seeking input on its draft Governance Policy.  Please provide all comments and suggestions to Sherry@old6wardtirz.org no later than January 31, 2020.  All comments will be compiled and reviewed by the board at the next board meeting, currently scheduled for February 19th, 2020 at 5:30 pm.

TIRZ 13 – Old Sixth Ward Redevelopment Authority Draft Governance Guidelines

Dow Elementary Park Update

Dow Elementary Park is nearing completion. We have high hopes that it can open this weekend, although there will be several small items still left to be completed. The City of Houston Park’s Department has the final say on the opening of the park. If the park closed signs have been removed and the gates are not locked you are free to use the park. We expect to have an “official” ribbon cutting in January.

Park for Humans and Dogs Temporary Closures December 11th-13th

24Eleven is is being painted and they will need to close the park on December 11th to complete that side of the building.  Note:  This schedule could change due to weather.

In addition, New grass will be planted in the “on leash” area on December 12th.That area is in dire need for new grass,  many spots with no grass. The areas where the new grass is being planted will be staked to help the grass grow in fast and healthy. The stakes will be  removed once the grass is established. Note:  This schedule could change due to weather.