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Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Texas Department of Transportation
News Release
Friday, August 12, 2011

TxDOT Committed to Preserving Green space
“Kingwood site will remain a green space and is not for sale.” 

Houston District Engineer Delvin Dennis reaffirms the state’s intention to keep the property at the southwest corner of US 59 North and Kingwood a landscaped green space not available for purchase by the Kingwood Medical Center.

“The property is being used for a beautification project and we have no intentions of declaring this property as state surplus,” said Mr. Dennis, District Engineer of the TxDOT’s Houston District office.

The Kingwood Medical Center had inquired about the 6.5 acre parcel of land and expressed interest in purchasing the property to convert it into a parking lot for the adjacent medical-center complex. However, the property is being used as part of a beautification project that is centered on enhancing the aesthetics of the community while improving the local environment.

Through the Green Ribbon Project, the Houston District has been able to develop projects that are sensitive to the environment and responsive to the interests of the traveling public. The project has worked to enhance communities by planting trees that provide shade, harbor birds and other wildlife, reduce noise, store carbon, reduce erosion, and produce oxygen.

Earlier this year the Houston District reached a lofty goal through a partnership with local organizations in planting one million trees in Houston as part of the initiative.

“A decision to dismantle and sell the property for future development would not be in-keeping with our goals to aesthetically enhance the quality of life of the communities we serve,” Mr. Dennis said.

For more information contact the TxDOT Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076.

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