Richmond Avenue is lined by restaurants and shops. At the corner of Mandell there’s a piece of green space that on one side is lined with white elephants, they are meant to prevent cars from using it as a parking lot. Originally, a library was supposed to be built there. When those plans were abandoned, the lot for a time became over grown and became a dumping ground. Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports on a neighborhood that cleaned up the space and is now taking steps to make it more attractive for the greater Houston community.
University of Houston architecture student Marianne Do describes her team’s design for Mandell Park. It was the one selected by the Friends of Mandell Park.
Drawings are of the conceptual design which is subject to changes and approval by City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department.