Magnolia Park - Manchester

 

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

Mayra Hypolite , Neighborhood Liaison
Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office


Neighborhood Support Team (NST)

july through august The first step in Complete Communities is to connect with community leaders in the area. 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 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.

If you would like to participate in the NST, contact your planner.


Known Community Resources

Civic Clubs/HOAs

  • Magnolia Park/Pineview Place Civic Club
  • Manchester Civic Club
  • Smith Addition Civic Club
  • Harrisburg Civic Association - not active
  • Fullerton Estates - not active

Non-Profits

  • BakerRipley
  • LISC GO Neighborhoods
  • Community Family Centers
  • El Centro de Corazón
  • SEDES
  • East End Chamber of Commerce
  • East End Management District
  • Cámara de Empresarios Latinos de Houston
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
  • Tabernáculo de Vida Houston
  • Iglesia Fe y Doder
  • Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • American Legion Post #472
  • The Alliance
  • SERJobs

Existing Neighborhood Plans:

  • East End Community Voices
  • East End Strategy 2017
  • Greater East End Economic Development Strategy Report 1 of 2
  • Greater East End Economic Development Strategy Report 2 of 2
  • Master Plan for Buffalo Bayou and Beyond
  • Magnolia Park: Healthy Community Design Ideas Book, 2013
  • METRO TOD Report: East End Corridor
  • TIRZ #23 Project Plan: Harrisburg Zone

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