Walkable Places Public Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd

On Wednesday, July 22nd, a public hearing regarding Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development to encourage pedestrian friendly, mixed-use development with an enhanced, walkable public realm along certain urban corridors, light rails and the Rapid Bus Transit Routes will be held.
Council Members have been briefed on the proposed Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Ordinances and Walkable Place Pilot Areas, tentatively scheduled for the July 29 council agenda. Please review the attached links to find more information about this possible change to Chapter 42. Also, the City of Houston Users’ Guide for Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development is attached for your review. I hope you find the Users’ Guide and the links below helpful.
If you want to participate in the public hearing on Wednesday morning at 9:00am call 936-755-1521, Conference ID#499 723 543#.

Planning Commission Public Hearing on Thursday

On Thursday, July 23rd the Planning Commission will consider a partial replat in Briargate, Section 10 in Fort Bend, Houston. Attached please find a copy of the replat submitted by the developer. Residents may submit their comments to speakercomment.pc@houstontx.gov.
From my conversation with the developer today, he advises that the 10 homes will be on lots that are 6,000 square ft or more. There will be 10 single family homes with 50% brick. The homes will range in size from 1,800sq ft to 2,020sq. ft. with a price point of $200,000 to $250,000. He expects to start building in January of 2021 if his plans are approved.
The Planning Commission public hearing concerning this item will be Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 2:30 PM, virtually.

Virtual Town Hall Focused on Mental Health, Healing and Wellness in the Houston Community.

Registration Now Open for Event with the H.E.R. Task Force. 
Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Taskforce invite you to the Mental Health in Minority Communities During the Pandemic, a virtual town hall focused on mental health, healing, and wellness in our community.
Hosted by the H.E.R. Faith-Based Subcommittee, this forum will take place on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. To register for this townhall, visit https://bit.ly/3egI7au.
For this town hall, the Faith-Based Subcommittee will gather mental health experts and faith leaders from across the Houston area to facilitate conversations on important topics such as: the Intersection of Racial Injustice and Mental Health; Grieving: Processing Death in the Pandemic; Community-Led Alternatives to Mental Health Crisis; and the Unraveling of Social Networks: Social Isolation.
This discussion comes at a crucial moment in our history as many Houstonians grapple with the devastating health and socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Mental health affects our overall health and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional fear and anxiety for many people because of a job loss, illness, death of a loved one, or other factors. Mayor Sylvester Turner said, “As we maintain physical distance, it is important for people to know they are not alone. The virtual town hall will provide meaningful information. Our goal is to help people regain control and become more resilient.”
To register for this townhall,visit https://bit.ly/3egI7au.
The H.E.R. Initiative and Task Force was launched in April 2020 by Mayor Turner and is a vital component of the City of Houston’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Effort, especially for vulnerable and at-risk populations.