Petition to Stop the Sale of the Pinemont Park and Ride to the Houston Housing Authority
- Near Northwest Neighborhoods' Residents
- Closed on
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas
- United States of America
Thanks to everyone who signed and supported this campaign. The petition was able to achieve the desired results of the community. Metro has voted and approved to sell the Pinemont Park and Ride to Harris County. There are many public officials we need to thank. This list includes:
1. Jim Robinson, Metro Board member, who communicated continuously with civic leader in the area once news spread of the intent to sell to the Houston Housing Authority and their plans to build a 300 unit apartment complex, toured the area, and attended our town hall meeting to speak to the community.
2. Gilbert Garcia, President of Metro Board, toured the area with Ricky Miller,Greater Indwood Partnership, and Wayne Norden, President of the Near Northwest Management District to gain a better understanding of concerns that arose from the community.
3. Harris County Commissioners for recognizing the potential of this property to serve the families in Northwest Houston and partnering with METRO.
4. Dwight Jefferson, candidate for City Comptroller, spoke in support for our community to the Metro Board.
5. Representative Sylvester Turner, Candidate for Houston Mayor, called and sent a letter to the Board in support for the community understanding the concerns of a community inundated with large multifamily apartment complexes in the area.
6. Paul Bettencourt, State Senator District 7, who sent a representative to publicly read a statement in support for the sale of the Pinemont Park and Ride to Harris County.
7. Ellen Cohen, City Council Member for District C, reached out to multiple Metro Board members to discuss the issue and attended our town hall meeting.
8. Brenda Stardig, City Council Member for District A, reached out to multiple Metro Board members to discuss the issue.
9. Diann Lewter, METRO Board Member, who also toured our area to gain a better understanding of the concerns of the community.
For those who wish to watch the METRO Board meeting, the link is below:
Near Northwest Neighborhoods
The community residents with the surrounding areas discovered the intentions of METRO to sell the Pinemont Park and Ride to the Houston Housing Authority. The Houston Housing Authority stated they planned to build a 300 unit apartment complex.
No impact studies have been completed on how a multi-family complex of this magnitude would impact the area.
We call on METRO, City of Houston, and Harris County Commissioners to consider the community impact of the sale of the Pinemont Park and Ride. Transparency is imperative when the sale of such a large property will affect residents within the surrounding area.
We stand with concerned citizens in opposition to the sale of this property to the HHA and the HHA’s intention to build another large multi -family complex in an area that is inundated with multi-family complexes.
Concerned citizens desire the property to be sold to the highest bidder in an effort to maximize tax revenue that will benefit all entities involved.
In addition, we are against the use of eminent domain by the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) to acquire the Pinemont Park and Ride property if sold to the highest bidder.
The Petition to Stop the Sale of the Pinemont Park and Ride to the Houston Housing Authority petition to Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, Texas was written by Near Northwest Neighborhoods' Residents and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.