Buffalo Bayou Partnership to hold follow-up community meetings

According to a recent Neartown email…

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership invites Houstonians to review the organization’s preliminary Master Plan for the Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou. The community meetings will take place Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 14, from 6-8 pm at the United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston 77007 .  The meetings are co-sponsored with Super Neighborhood #22.  Both meetings will follow the same format and no reservations are required.

The October 13 and 14 meetings follow a series of gatherings held in June where the public shared their ideas and recommendations for enhancing the Shepherd to Sabine parkland, one of Houston’s most iconic landscapes.

 “We have listened to the public input that we received at our earlier community meetings and have incorporated many of the ideas into the preliminary master plan,” explains Anne Olson, Buffalo Bayou Partnership President. “The upcoming meetings will give the public the opportunity to review the preliminary design and provide additional feedback.”

In addition to seeking the public’s input on the preliminary master plan, Buffalo Bayou Partnership representatives will be providing updates on numerous projects recently completed or currently underway along the Shepherd to Sabine segment, including:

· Harris County Flood Control District “pilot project” that has restored a small stretch of the bayou channel to a more natural condition

· Construction of a new pedestrian bridge and trails connecting to nearby neighborhoods

· City of Houston and TxDOT rebuilding of the three-decades-old bike trails that have fallen into disrepair

To review the summary from the June community meetings, click here.

For a history of the Shepherd to Sabine project, click here

For additional information about the community meetings, please contact Trudi Smith, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, (713) 752-0314, ext. 3 or tsmith@buffalobayou.org.