Steering Committee Meetings

Memorial Park Demonstration Project

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MEMORIAL PARK DEMONSTRATION PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE 

The Steering Committee for the Memorial Park Demonstration Project was created after the initial request made by a group of concerned agencies who wanted to explore the possibilities and options of conducting a stream restoration project on Buffalo Bayou. At the request of these entities, the Harris County Flood Control District took the lead on the investigation, development, design and coordination of the Memorial Park Demonstration Project. In order to facilitate coordination and collaboration, the Steering Committee was formed to include all property owners and agencies with jurisdictional interests along the initial proposed project limits. This group had a vested interest in working together to review the possibilities of what could be done. 

After coming to a consensus on what the project could be, the Steering Committee meetings were suspended so that the project design could be developed to a point where the Steering Committee could be reconvened to discuss the final details prior to construction. 

During the design process, the proposed project length was increased and communications were expanded. The originally proposed project length only impacted property owned by the City of Houston and the River Oaks Country Club. Through the Natural Channel Design process, the fluvial geomorphology data determined that in order to restore Buffalo Bayou’s dimension, pattern and profile, the project length needed to be extended. The extended project length impacted the private homeowners just downstream of the original project length. The design team coordinated with the private homeowners and reached a consensus on the project design adjacent to their properties. When the Steering Committee reconvened in 2014, a homeowners representative was added to the committee. 

The Memorial Park Demonstration Project Steering Committee consists of representatives of the Bayou Preservation Association, City of Houston, Flood Control District, Port of Houston, Memorial Park Conservancy, River Oaks Country Club and potentially affected individual property owners. 

Minutes from past meetings are available for download below.

March 2, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

March 21, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

April 6, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

April 20, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

May 4, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

May 18, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

June 8, 2011 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

April 29, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

May 27, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

June 23, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

July 28, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

August 25, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

September 22, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

October 28, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

December 15, 2014 Steering Committee Meeting Notes 

January 26, 2015 Steering Committee Meeting Notes