‘Adopt-an-Esplanade’ project to be unveiled in the Northline by Avenue, Mcdugald Steele, & Greater Northside management district

WHAT

The Crosstimbers/Irvington Adopt-An-Esplanade project will be unveiled in Houston’s Northline neighborhood by Avenue, McDugald Steele Landscape Architects & Contractors, and the Greater Northside Management District.

In the Northline community, there is a severe shortage of parks and green spaces. This is especially true in the neighborhood area south of Tidwell, where there are no public parks. In fact,only 35 percent of residents live within a half mile of a park, according to the State of the Northline Community Survey conducted earlier this year.

This beautification project is situated in the heart of the Northline and is meant to not only enhance the streetscape, but to inspire and unite the community as well. The design was created by McDugald Steele to match the unique identity of the neighborhood, which is largely Hispanic, and features large Mexican Sycamore shade trees and a number of shrubs and perennial flowers that make a colorful impact and thrive year-round.

Made possible through the expertise of McDugald Steele, this Adopt-An-Esplanade project will set the standard for additional esplanade beautifications throughout Houston’s Northside and Northline.

WHO

Mary Lawler:  Executive Director of Avenue
Robert Johnson:  Owner, McDugald Steele
Sen. John Whitmire:  Texas State Senate
Karla Cisneros:  District H Council Member
Mike Knox:  At-Large Council Member
Carla Hulsey:  Council Member Mike Knox’s Office
Ariana Campos:  State Rep. Jessica Farrar’s Office
Chenchy Mireles:  Commissioner Jack Morman’s Office
Jeanette Rash:  Owner/Operator of Fast Tow, Chair of Greater Northside Management District
Rebecca Reyna:  Greater Northside Management District
Lupe Olivarez Jr.:  Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce
Jim Webb:  Transportation Consultant

WHEN

Wednesday, December 14
3:00 p.m. to 4:00PM
Refreshments and bites will be available courtesy of Wing Stop
Music courtesy of the Northside High School Mariachi Band

WHERE

McDugald Steele
811 E. Crosstimbers Street
Houston, TX 77022

Visuals

Landscape shots, representatives from Avenue, McDugald Steele and Greater Northside Management District, community leaders, including representatives from state and local government, ribbon-cutting ceremony to reveal the esplanade project.

About Avenue

Avenue’s mission is to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. The organization enhances the quality of life of working families and works to promote Houston’s future as a world-class city of healthy, vibrant and economically diverse neighborhoods. Avenue develops homes for purchase and rental as well as provides homebuyer education and counseling to help working families buy and maintain their own homes. They promote economic development and offer supportive services such as computer labs, after-school programs, and nutrition, fitness, and financial literacy classes that enrich the lives of the individuals and families they serve. Avenue is a member of the nationwide NeighborWorks® Network of more than 245 community development organizations working in nearly 4,358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. Connect with Avenue on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBAvenueCDC and Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvenueCDC.

Houston, December 7, 2016

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