Magnolia Park - Manchester

Magnolia Park - Manchester

Magnolia Park - Manchester Action Plan

The Magnolia Park - Manchester Complete Communities Action Plan is online! The Action Plan outlines the vision, policies, goals and projects that have been identified by stakeholders over a six-month planning process that included three large public meetings and an examination of eleven local community plans and studies. Over 200 leaders, stakeholders, and partners attended the public meetings, and provided valuable input and guidance. The goals and projects work toward a vision of a healthier, more resilient, prosperous, and equitable future for the community.

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

magnoliaMagnolia 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:Abraham Zorrilla
Planning and Development

Jesse Carballo, Neighborhood Liaison
Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office