City of Houston: Next Historic District Guidelines Meeting by Mark Sternfels

The City of Houston’s ongoing Historic District Design Guidelines project continues on Thursday, December 1, 2016, with a community workshop from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas. 
This will be the second workshop conducted by consultants from Winter & Company, who are currently developing guidelines for seven historic districts: Houston Heights East, Houston Heights West, Houston Heights South, Freeland, Old Sixth Ward, Norhill, and Woodland Heights. You do not have had to attend the first workshop in order to come to this one. All property owners in these seven historic districts are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This workshop will help property owners prepare to give informed, meaningful feedback on a Visual Preference Survey, which every property owner will receive in January 2017.  Consultants from Winter & Company will explain the various design tools that might be used to achieve the goals for each district, as well as the factors that make additions and new construction compatible with existing buildings. All information will be presented in an easy-to-understand way, and reference materials will be available online, prior to the meeting. The workshop will also include one or two exercises, designed to help the consultants further understand what the property owners in each district feel are compatible with their specific district. The workshop exercises will be made available online for those who are not able to attend. 
Please visit the project webpage ( the meeting to find links to the informative materials, and again after the meeting to find links to the online exercises. More information about the project and previous activities can also be found on the project webpage.

City of Houston: Traffic Meeting by Mark Sternfels

The WHCA is sharing this on behalf of the City of Houston. Any questions about the meeting, the provisions of the traffic plan, or the comment form should be directed to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. The Notice of Public Meeting will also be sent out from the City via mail to all residents affected by the proposed Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan per city ordinance. (Download the CoH Meeting Notice)

Based upon the comments received from the previous proposal, the City's engineers will be presenting their latest proposed revision of the plan during the meeting to be held on December 6, 2016 at 7pm.  The meeting will be held at Hogg Middle School's cafeteria.

Please note that a NEW comment period will follow the meeting and all residents are requested to provide new comments, as the city does not amalgamate old comments (from previous plans) into the new commenting period. Please DO NOT submit comments before the December 6 meeting.

Save the Date: Neighborhood Traffic Meeting Dec. 6th by Mark Sternfels

Mark your calendars for 7pm on Dec. 6th at Hogg Middle School for the next public hearing with city engineers regarding the most recent traffic management proposal. The City of Houston will mail you an official meeting notice so please be on the lookout for it. Be sure to check our website, Facebook page, or Nextdoor for new information on this topic as it develops.

Download the most recent traffic plan.

WHCA General Meeting by Mark Sternfels

The next WHCA General Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the Hogg Middle School Auditorium. Note that elections for WHCA Board positions will be held at the March 8 general meeting. In early February, the WHCA will notify the neighborhood (via NextDoor, the WHCA website, newsletter, and signs) regarding the details of how to submit nominations. Please remember that nominations cannot be accepted from the floor at the March 8 meeting.

Traffic Management Meeting by Mark Sternfels

The City is going to hold a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program meeting on February 3rd at 7 PM at the Hogg cafeteria. The City is going to outline the proposed traffic plan for the Woodland Heights, which includes speed cushions and neighborhood traffic circles on Watson, Bayland, Michaux, Beauchamp, Euclid and Pecore. We really need to have strong support for this plan so that the City will move forward with implementing the plan. The first stage of the implementation will involve the installation of temporary devices to gauge their effectiveness on the aforementioned streets, and confirm that traffic is not simply shifted to other streets in the neighborhood. Please make every effort to attend the meeting and ask your neighbors to attend as well.

WHCA General Meeting by Mark Sternfels

The next General Meeting of the Woodland Heights Civic Association is scheduled for November 10, 7 p.m., at the Hogg Middle School Auditorium. Guest speakers will include Principal Angela Sugarek of Hogg Middle School, Joey Sanchez will discuss his work on the Blue Tile Project, and Brian Latham of HSPCA will discuss their upcoming iWalk fundraiser at Stude Park benefiting Houston's animal shelter.

Special Guests at September General Meeting by Mark Sternfels

The WHCA is excited to announce that all three candidates for the open District H City Council position -- Roland Chavez, Karla Cisneros, and Jason Cisneroz -- have accepted invitations to attend and participate in a candidates forum at the WHCA’s September 8 General Meeting. Each of the candidates will have ten minutes to speak about his or her platform, and then we will open up the floor to questions for approximately thirty minutes. Please make every effort to attend so that you can listen to each candidate’s vision for the City, District H and the Woodland Heights for the next two years. 
When:  Tuesday, September 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where:  Hogg Middle School Auditorium