Today, the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority – TIRZ #7 and the Greater Southeast Management District announced a land development reveal ceremony to occur at 10 a.m., on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Old Spanish Trail (OST) and SH 288. The event will mark completion of the OST/Griggs landscape improvements as part of the City of Houston’s Urban Corridor Planning initiative. The press and public are invited.
Partially funded by the Texas Department of Transportation under the Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program (STEP), the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration, and with 20 percent matching funds from the OST/Almeda Corridors Redevelopment Authority, the landscape enhancements occurred along OST from SH 288 to Griggs Road and along Griggs Road to Mykawa.
The OST/Griggs Road STEP project goals encompass a broadly shared community vision for redevelopment of corridors and areas near mass transit for the purposes of promoting a broad range of mobility options to improve access to jobs, services, entertainment and recreation.
“Monday’s event will celebrate our ongoing commitment to enhance the quality of life and preserve the historical and geographical qualities in the Greater Southeast District for our residents and businesses,” said Greater Southeast Management District Executive Director Chris Bilton. “Over the course of the project, our neighbors will enjoy improvements such as new sidewalks, access ramps, crosswalks, pedestrian rest areas and landscape enhancements.”
Urban Corridor Planning will not result in land use zoning, nor will it affect METRO’s decisions on the transit alignments. The outcomes of the process will include development regulations and infrastructure standards for more transit-supportive built environments.
The ceremony will be held in the medians on the east side of SH 288 between Holcombe and OST. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, State Representative Garnet Coleman, State Representative Borris Miles and City Council Member Dwight Boykins are scheduled to deliver remarks.
About the Greater Southeast Management District
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Margo E. Williams
MWH Public Relations