Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 62 - Midtown


NAME: Midtown

DATE RECOGNIZED:

STATUS: Active

COUNCIL DISTRICT: C, D

MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: North Central

CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Cynthia Acoves-lewis
2nd Thursday, 6:30 pm, Monthly
Crimestoppers Building
3001 Main Street, 77004
Meeting Virtually at this time
Midtown@gmail.com

LOCATION:

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY:

Midtown was a fashionable residential district before World War I. However, encroaching commercial development and heavy traffic sent high-income homeowners in search of quieter neighborhoods. The area became a mix of old homes, small apartment buildings and low-rise commercial buildings. For many years, the only stability in the community was a number of surviving churches and the Houston Community College campus in the old San Jacinto High School building. A Vietnamese business district has arisen along Milam, Webster, Fannin and San Jacinto. Spurred by the Midtown TIRZ, luxury apartment / townhome construction has begun in the western edge of the community and in areas close to Baldwin Park.

CIVIC CLUBS:

•   Oakpark Square HOA email

PARKS:

•   Baldwin Park 1701 Elgin 77004
•   Glover (Elizabeth) Park 3118 Elgin 77004
•   Peggy's Point Plaza Park 4240 Main 77002

STATISTICAL INFORMATION: