Renwick Attributes

Trail Context

The proposed trail on Renwick is north of Brays Bayou, connecting the bayou to those neighborhoods south of Beechnut. On its west side, between Beechnut and ending just north of North Braeswood, there is a flat grassy easement that resulted when the Renwick ditch was converted to a storm water drainage system. The proposed trail from Indigo Street, just south of Beechnut to North Braeswood would be on that grassy easement, a distance of 0.8 mile. This would provide an off-street link to the Brays Bayou trail and the many spots along that trail. The Atwell Street Pedestrian Bridge crosses Brays Bayou in this area. It provides convenient access to the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, as well as  Harmony Science Academy, and other shopping/retail near Chimney Rock at North Braeswood. The trail would serve residents of Maplewood North and South, Meyerland, Barcley Circle, Meyercrest, and Braesmont. ​

Key Attributes

Length: 0.8 miles
Start Point: Darnell St.
End Point: Braesvalley Dr.
Trail Width: 10 feet
Ownership: City of Houston
Easements: HCFCD
Current Use: Mowed right of way
Bike Plan: Long-Term Dedicated
In-Street ROW
Parks Master Plan: Serves High Need Area

Destinations

Brays Bayou Trail System
Gail Reeves Park
Herod Elementary School
Beth Israel School
Braeswood/Chimney Rock shopping
Beth Israel Synagogue
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center

Challenges
Existing concrete barrier prevents continuation south to Brays Bayou trail

New drainage pipes are currently being installed by Rebuild Houston; temporary office is located on easement

Other Information

Identified as in-street dedicated ROW on the Houston Bike Plan’s long-term vision maps

Provides park access to an area identified as “High Need” in the Houston Parks Master Plan

The demographics of the area include all ages and both home and apartment residents. Many residents walk or bike on the streets and would benefit from a Renwick easement trail.

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