By John Barnes Back in February, by a vote of 4-1, the West University City Council approved the concept design for the Edloe Street Pathway (ESP), a planned linear park with a hike & bike trail running alongside Poor Farm Ditch from Albans Road at the north end to the driveway at Tiny’s #5 at the opposite end, with Sunset Boulevard cutting through its middle. Even … [Read more...] about EYE ON WEST U: Is Edloe Street project on the right path?
By Susan Sample With City Council officially accepting the final Facilities Master Plan report for West U, the city now is guided by a long-term roadmap for the function and location of municipal buildings, as well as the sequencing of construction and renovations. Completion of this plan was a community effort, with extensive deliberation and participation by staff, expert … [Read more...] about MAYOR’S INSIGHTS: Facilities Master Plan provides vision for West U’s future
With one major infrastructure project winding down — and the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey looming as a reminder — West University Place is about to seek public input on the first part of a two-phase package addressing critical drainage needs throughout the city. A public town hall meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Community Building, 6104 Auden … [Read more...] about West U to hold town hall on major eastside drainage project
The Bellaire City Council will hold public hearings at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 on the budget for the 2023 fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. The proposed $23,934,337 budget — up from $23,300,952 this year — can be viewed on the city’s website, bellairetx.gov. Because of the city’s growing tax base, the proposal calls for no increase in the property tax rate, holding it at $0.4473 … [Read more...] about Public weighs in this month on Bellaire’s FY2023 budget
By Jane McNeel With two former Planning & Zoning Commission chairs elected to Bellaire City Council last fall, it should come as no surprise that council and P&Z are making zoning matters an especially strong focus. Taking the position that some of our zoning ordinances aren’t in line with the Comprehensive Plan, the P&Z has already started review of those … [Read more...] about WATCHDOG: Bellaire P&Z dives into fleshing out language on neglected zoning districts