Houston Complete Communities

Magnolia Park - Manchester

For nearly a year, meetings have been held with stakeholders in Magnolia Park - Manchester to identify programs and projects needed to make the community complete. From environmental safety, affordable housing, education, economy and jobs, and mobility, the Magnolia Park - Manchester community spoke out, and we’re listening. Questions, comments, concerns, and recommendations have formed the draft Magnolia Park - Manchester Complete Communities Action Plan. The latest draft is provided below and divided into sections.

Neighborhood Profile

Map of the area Magnolia Park - Manchester Super Neighborhood is located west of I-610, East Loop Freeway, and south of Buffalo Bayou. Magnolia Park - Manchester was laid out in 1890 on Harrisburg Road across Bray's Bayou from Harrisburg and seven miles downstream from Houston. It was named for the 3,750 magnolias that developers planted there. Magnolia Park - Manchester also borders the Houston Ship Channel just south of the Turning Basin, the location of some of the first wharves built when Houston became a deep-water port in 1913, and it is one of Houston’s oldest Hispanic neighborhoods. Magnolia Park - Manchester consists of almost 18,000 residents approximately. 97% of its residents are Hispanic and 87% of them speak Spanish at home. In addition, half of the residential properties in the neighborhood are owner-occupied (47%) and 22% of parcels are undeveloped.

Coordinating Team

Team Lead: David Welch
Planning and Development

Jesse Carballo, Neighborhood Liaison
Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office