Guest Speaker and Houston's First General Plan

We were pleased to welcome guest speaker Brian Crimmons, the Chief of Staff of the Planning & Development Department, to our last General Meeting. His presentation, which he was willing to share with us (available by download below), outlined several key components of any good plan – the key function being to coordinate effort and increase collaboration across all City endeavors. The plan will address drainage, transportation, housing, community spaces, culture, growth, governance and more. The vision:

HOUSTON: Opportunity. Diversity. Community. Home.

Houston offers opportunity for all. We celebrate our diversity of people, ideas, economy, culture, and places. We promote healthy and resilient communities through smart civic investments, dynamic partnerships, education, and innovation. Houston is the place where anyone can prosper and feel at home.

We feel like that really sums up exactly what we love about living in Winlow Place and "in the loop" – it is the way our residents care about the neighborhood that makes this such a fantastic place to live. In addition to this powerful message, a few of the practical components of how to bring this plan to life were described (more detail available within the presentation).

  • Planning Coordination Tool
  • Performance Indicators
  • Neighborhood Enhancement Strategy
  • Growth and Development Strategy
  • Implementation Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Public Engagement/Community Events
  • Timeline/Milestones

Please download the plan by clicking here, and also be sure to sign up to receive email updates on the General Plan by going to the website, Plan Houston. To receive emails, click on the "Subscribe" button in the top right hand corner. They are also looking for opportunities for public input, so share your voice.

– by Caroline Garry