GALENA PARK – Work is underway on the construction of a “Gateway” monument, marking the entrance to Houston through the Port.
This is one of nine similar gateway projects, paid for primarily by the EconomicAlliance, a consortium of Ship Channel industries. The Alliance provided each community with a $125,000 grant, and a matching grant of $25,000 was required.
Each gateway design is different, related to the community in which they are built. Design work was by Bryan Janhsen of Knudsen landscape architects. Also planned is a plaza with statues honoring Veterans, Firefighters, and Police.