Gulfton Complete Communities Action Plan Now Available
The Gulfton Complete Communities Action Plan outlines the vision, policies, goals and projects that have been identified through the complete community planning process. A process that included four large public meetings and a work group meeting. Over 200 community leaders, residents, stakeholders, and partners attended these public meetings, and provided valuable input and guidance. Overall, the goals and projects work towards a vision of a healthier, more resilient, prosperous, and equitable future for the community.
The Gulfton Complete Communities Action Plan establishes as a set of actionable projects, policies and programs that will result in a complete community, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Several projects are now being facilitated by Work Groups who will work directly with City staff to ensure that established benchmarks are achieved. City departments have also been working alongside private and non-profit organizations, as well as residents and businesses, to raise the bar in each neighborhood for implementation of the Action Plan in English (.pdf) and Plan de Acción de Gulfton (.pdf).
Planning in Gulfton
The Neighborhood Support Team (NST) is a combination of residents, stake holders and agencies within the Gulfton community. Three work group committees were formed in the Summer of 2018 based on the priorities highlighted in the Gulfton Complete Communities Action Plan. Instead of nine individual topics they were consolidated into five, the work group committees will work together to help with project implementation in collaboration with the City of Houston and partners.
The working groups are:
- Civic Engagement / Neighborhood Character
- Education / Economy Jobs
- Housing / Safety
- Mobility and Infrastructure
- Parks and Community Amenities / Health
If you would like to participate and join one of the work group committeess, in the implementation process sign up today.
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We heard the voices of Gulfton, and this is what they said:
“A Complete Community Is . . . ”
Gulfton Complete Communities Events
Calendar of Events coming soon
Team Lead: Tonya Sawyer, Planner IV
Abraham Zorrilla, Planner I
- More information on the Planning Process in or things that have occurred in Gulfton
Neighborhood Support Team (NST)
It is vital that the Complete Communities initiative connect with each neighborhood's civic leaders and organizations to understand their strengths, their connections within the community, and their perspectives on the needs of the neighborhood. Local civic leaders have the pulse of the community and know the assets and concerns better than the City alone.
We will rely on the NST to be our partners in this process by providing guidance to the public engagement approach in the area. We need to hear their voices and depend on the NST to ensure widespread participation from the community. Leaders should represent a constituency, are supported by that group and have some engagement capacity.
To see a list of the leaders and organizations the City has contacted or will soon contact, click Gulfton NST. The attached list is by no means exhaustive. If you know of leaders and/or organizations that should be included in this dialogue, please contact the Team Lead listed below.Neighborhood Profile
Gulfton Super Neighborhood is located just outside of Loop 610, south of US 59 in Southwest Houston. Gulfton is a culturally diverse, international community with over 50 languages spoken and is home to 40,000 residents. Although it includes two small areas of single-family homes, its large apartment complexes dominate the area’s landscape along with scattered commercial and light industrial uses. Most of Gulfton was originally developed as a rural subdivision called Westmoreland Farms. The large acreage parcels and widely-spaced grid pattern of roads made it possible for very large apartment complexes to be built in the area starting in the 1960s.
Often described as the Ellis Island of current time, Gulfton is the most densely populated community in Houston, with about 90 apartment complexes with more than 15,000 units and 71 percent Hispanic residents including immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Although traditionally a Salvadoran and Mexican neighborhood, many immigrants have begun coming from different Latin-American and Middle Eastern countries.
Gulfton is known for its compassion to help new comers into the country, city and area. Gulfton is home to many schools and agencies that provides resources and services to the community.
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