The vision for the GO Neighborhoods initiative is that neighborhoods are truly Sustainable Communities, good places to live, do business, work and raise families.
The 5th Ward is bounded by Buffalo Bayou on the south, Lockwood Drive on the east, Liberty Road on the north, and Jensen Drive on the west as defined by Super Neighborhood 55. The Fifth Ward Redevelopment Authority-TIRZ 18 and Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (FWCRC) serve a larger footprint that extends as far west to McKee Street and as far north as Collingsworth.
The vision for the 5th Ward is a vibrant community of safe streets and renovated buildings making it an attractive place to live, work and play. 5th Ward is a community where long-time residents have the ability to stay and thrive. The future of the 5th Ward community will consist of a growing Latino population, returning residents and those who seek to live in a historic African American community that builds on the past while creating new traditions and a heritage for the future. The 5th Ward community values diversity and has a distinctive character that makes the community an interesting and rewarding place to live. 5th Ward is known for its special events, food, art and unique businesses along Lyons Avenue.
Annually, local residents, businesses, and community leaders, serve on a committee to plan the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival. FWCRC has led this committee for six years. In 2018, the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival attracted 175 musicians and artists, 78 vendors, and over 5,000 visitors.
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