The Energy Corridor District’s new shared-street woonerf project in Grisby Square has been given a 2015 Mayor’s Proud Partners Award “Certificate of Recognition.”
Every year, the Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards honor projects that further the nonprofit Keep Houston Beautiful’s mission to build a more attractive community through conservation and greening initiatives, plus solid waste management programs and services.
Award recipients will be honored during the 31st Annual Mayor’s Proud Partners Luncheon on Monday, October 26. The luncheon is dedicated to raising funds for Keep Houston Beautiful – the city’s leading organization in beautification, litter reduction and recycling education.
The District’s woonerf has transformed Fortsmith Street into a pedestrian-friendly lane that calms traffic and uses permeable pavers to facilitate storm water drainage in the popular Grisby Square restaurant area. (See “Wooner-ful” Streetscape Opens in Grisby Square in this newsletter edition for more information.)
“Each year's successes have created a cleaner and healthier city for all Houstonians,” according to the Keep Houston Beautiful website.
For more than 35 years, Keep Houston Beautiful has worked to create, enhance and maintain the unique beauty and livability of Houston through civic engagement, community collaboration and the work of thousands of volunteers. A 36-member commission, whose members are appointed by the Mayor of Houston and confirmed by City Council, governs the organization.