Super Neighborhood 68 - Greater OST / South Union
NAME: Greater OST / South Union
DATE RECOGNIZED: 02.14.2006
COUNCIL DISTRICT: D
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Central
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
3rd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Quarterly
Constable Mae Walker Conference Rm.
5290 Griggs Rd., 77021
Meeting Virtually at this time
The super neighborhood is bound by Old Spanish Trail on the north, State Highway 288 on the west, IH 610 on the south and Mykawa Road on the east.
Greater OST / South Union is a collection of neighborhoods in south central Houston inside Loop 610. The area is well known city wide for the Christmas decoration provided by LaSalette Place and Scott Terrace subdivisions during the month of December.
Presently, the Old Spanish Trail corridor is being revived with a lot of new commercial development. In the eastern section of the super neighborhood, the Shrine of the Black Madonna purchased and redeveloped a number of deteriorated properties near its sanctuary.
The area is home to Palm Center which was one of the first malls to be built in the Houston area. Precinct 7 Harris County Constable May Walker's office is located in Palm Center.
The officers of the civic clubs work closely with The Greater OST Partnership in the revitalization of the OST area. The area will be one of two areas to have a Signature Bus service beginning in January 2009. The bus will originate in Palm Center, making one stop at the Metro Southeast Transit Center, and then on to the Medical Center --- non-stop (Express). Once in the Medical Center it will make stops at all major hospitals. Palm Center will be the final destination for The Metro Southeast Rail line.
Zollie Scales Park is named after a notable community activist who is responsible for getting many city services to the area. Mrs. Eljane Anderson another community activist was responsible for her outstanding achievements in getting people in the area to vote. The current location of HEB grocery store was once the only grocery store in the area and also a type of meeting place for the community.
|•||Macgregor Palm Terrace Association|
|•||New South Union Civic Association|
|•||Beech-White Park||7551 Scott||77021|
|•||Madison (Cyrill) Park||7401 Tierwester||77021|
|•||Nelson (George T.) Park||3820 Yellowstone||77021|
|•||Park at Palm Center||5400 Griggs||77021|
|•||Scales (Zollie) Park||3501 Corder||77021|