Cypress Creek Greenway project receives grant
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce has announced that the Cypress Creek community has been awarded a grant for exploration of funding and implementation of the Cypress Creek Greenway.
The grant, of an undisclosed amount, was announced at a recent Economic Development Initiative meeting, according to a press release issued Friday, Dec. 14.
The Greenway is a recreational and transportation trail and open space corridor planned along Cypress Creek, according to Steve Spillette of CDS-Spillette Alliance, which is a consultant on the project.
The funds for the study come through the Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Sustainability Plan for the Houston region.
According to the press release, "The work must address the six Livability Principles adopted by HUD, including: providing more transportation choices, promoting equitable, affordable housing, enhancing economic competitiveness, supporting existing communities, coordinating policies to leverage investment and increasing value to communities and neighborhoods."
The study is being prepared for the Houston Parks Board in order to move the Greenway project to implementation as quickly as possible, according to the release. It is expected to be completed by April 2013.
The Cypress Creek Greenway is part of the park board's Bayou Greenways Initiative.
A similar project for the Spring Creek segment has already been adopted by Harris County.
For more information on the grant and study, call 281-440-4160, visit www.ccfcc.org, www.houstonparksboard.org or www.houstonnwchamber.org.