February 8, 2016
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008
Houston City Council Member Dave Martin Schedules
Kingwood CIP Town Hall Meeting
Houston, TX - Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Kingwood Community Center located at 4102 Rustic Woods Drive. The community is invited to attend to hear from city and community representatives about ongoing capital improvement projects, issues and community news related to the Kingwood area.

In addition to the regularly scheduled city department representatives who annually present from Public Works and Engineering, Rebuild Houston, Houston Parks and Recreation, and General Services, newly elected Mayor Sylvester Turner will also be attending and speaking to the audience about the financial state of the city and the looming budget deficit he and City Council will have to tackle this next fiscal year. 

"I am excited to have Mayor Turner in District E and thank him for taking an interest in the Kingwood community," Council Member Martin said. "As Chair of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee on Debt Financing and Pensions, I know we as a council have a large task on our hands of passing a structurally well-balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017 while maintaining the integrity of city services, and I look forward to working with the mayor on this forthcoming task." 
Council Member Martin has also invited Burdette Huffman from Lovett Development to present an update on the developer's newest mixed-use project known as Main Street Kingwood located at Kingwood Drive and West Lake Houston Parkway. As a tenant in the new development, Scott McClelland, President of HEB's Houston and Central Market Division, will present the crowd with schematics of the new grocery store that will be the lead anchor of Main Street Kingwood and describe the exciting new features the flagship store will offer the public such as curbside delivery. Lastly, TIRZ 10 Chairman, Stan Sarman, will present an update on the Kingwood Area Mobility Study and progress that has been made with the study since the last public meeting held last fall. 

The city's Planning Department additionally will address the audience regarding the Planning Masterplan and will give an update on the city's Bike Plan, a 12-month planning effort to update the City's Comprehensive Bikeway Plan originally adopted in 1993. As a compliment to the presentation, the Houston Parks Board has been invited as well to present the latest on the Bayou Greenways 2020 trail projects. 
For more information, please contact Council Member Martin's office at (832) 393-3008.