USACE to host in-person public open house review of Addicks and Barker Master Plan revision

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District
Published June 10, 2024
Updated: June 10, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) will host a public open house from 4 to 6 p.m., July 10, 2024, at the Trini Mendenhall Community Center (1414 Wirt Road, Houston, Texas 77055) to provide information and receive public input on the Addicks and Barker Master Plan and Environmental Assessment.

The meeting will be an open house format for the public to view the current land use maps, ask questions, and provide comments about the project. For those unable to attend the in-person meeting, documents will be available for comment at

Documents posted for online public review include:

  • 2009 Master Plan for Addicks and Barker
  • 2009 Land Classification Map
  • Comment Form
  • Downloadable Presentation

USACE defines the master plan as the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resource development project. Public participation is critical to the successful revision of the master plan.

The master plan study area includes Addicks and Barker proper and all adjacent recreational and natural resource properties under USACE administration. Addicks and Barker Reservoirs are a multipurpose reservoir constructed and managed for flood control. The current master plan for Addicks and Barker is dated 2009. The revision is needed to address changes in regional land use, population, outdoor recreation trends, and USACE management policy. 

Key topics addressed in the master plan include updated land classifications, new natural and recreational resource management objectives, recreation facility needs, and special topics such as utility corridors and public hunting. The master plan does not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the flood risk management of the project.

Comments may be submitted online by filling out the comment form and clicking on the link provided on the comment form or mailing comments to the address below. Only written comments will be accepted. The comment period begins July 10, 2024, and ends August 9, 2024. 

Questions pertaining to the master plan or public meeting can be addressed to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ATTN: David Mackintosh – Houston Project Office Chief

1011 Highway 6 South, Suite 101

Houston, Texas 77077

Questions can also be sent via email to

Carlos Gomez
(409) 766-3004
2000 Fort Point Road, Galveston, TX 77550

Release no. 24-009