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August 23, 2010

Public Meeting Regarding Koehler Street Development

Mayor Annise Parker
Cordially invites you to attend
A public meeting regarding the Koehler Street Development

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Room 370
Houston, TX 77010

You are cordially invited to attend a public meeting regarding the Koehler Street Development, also referred to as the possible Walmart project.  I have heard multiple times from the public regarding the concerns about this project.  I pledged early on that I would make sure all development standards are met.  This public meeting is part of that pledge.  Therefore, I have asked representatives of Walmart, The Ainbinder Company and my staff to come to this meeting prepared to answer the many questions that have been posed about the plans for addressing traffic, drainage, crime, noise and lighting issues.

I also want attendees to receive a full explanation of what a 380 Agreement is and how it provides the city with leverage to achieve the best outcome possible regarding the infrastructure needed to alleviate some of the concerns expressed by nearby residents.

For a map and directions to the George R. Brown: http://www.houstonconventionctr.com/Home/MapsParking.aspx.

Some street parking may be available or attendees can park in the Hilton/George R. Brown parking garage located on Polk Street, subject to availability.  Attendees can submit their parking stub for validation (from that garage only).

For additional information, contact Cecilia Ortiz, Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office, at cecilia.ortiz@houstontx.gov or call 832.393.0955.

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Room 370.

Sincerely,

Annise Parker