Near Northside


Near Northside Action Plan

The Near Northside Complete Communities Action Plan is online! The Action Plan outlines the vision, policies, goals and projects that have been identified by stakeholders over a six-month planning process that included two large public meetings and an examination of six local community plans and studies. Over 250 leaders, stakeholders, and partners attended the public meetings, and provided valuable input and guidance. The goals and projects work toward a vision of a healthier, more resilient, prosperous, and equitable future for the community.

Planning in Near Northside

"You can not be a Complete Community unless we have quality schools and great educators to help teach our children."
"We need to spend more money in the arts. Let's build this community up"

-Mayor Sylvester Turner

The Neighborhood Support Team (NST) will work on implementing the Near Northside Action Plan.  Two of Near Northside’s great assets are active civic engagement and multiple planning efforts that have been made over the years. There is a diverse collection of organizations that are working daily on the goals and projects listed in the Action Plan and other community plans. The NST will work alongside existing community teams on the nine topic areas highlighted in the Plan. Community members will report back on progress at each NST meeting. If you are interested in participating in the implementation process, please contact the Coordinating Team with a topic of your interest at The nine topics are:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Economy and Jobs
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Mobility and Infrastructure
  • Neighborhood Character
  • Parks and Community Amenities
  • Safety

Event Calendar

The Super Neighborhood #51 meets every fourth Thursday at 6pm at the BakerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St, 77009

Planning Process

To learn about the steps involved in the Complete Communities planning process, click Planning Process.

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 Near Northside 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.

PDFList of Civic Leaders and Organizations (.pdf)

Coordinating Team

Team Lead: Davonte Caldwell, Planner I

Phone: 832.393.6600
Fax: 832.393.6647

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