Monthly Archives: February 2014

Learn How Neighborhoods Can Apply for Tools to Retain their Residential Character

citysealLast spring, new development rules were adopted that will allow developers to build additional housing on smaller lots than are typically found in most suburban style neighborhoods. This will increase the availability of housing in the city and provide residents with more housing options. However, if your neighborhood is residential and would like to retain its larger lot character, the City adopted tools to help. These tools include the ability for residential areas to preserve the existing lot size or building line character of the area providing there are no deed restrictions...
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Council Member Green Appointed Chair of the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee

Larry GreenCouncil Member Green was appointed chairperson of City Council's Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee by Mayor Annise Parker. The Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee (TTI), oversees the City's Information Technology, General Services, and Public Works and Engineering Departments, as well as the Rebuild Houston streets and drainage and water resources and conservation projects. In addition, the TTI Committee oversees the interest of the City of Houston relative to the Harris County Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) and the Port of Houston Authority. The TTI Committee oversees revenues and expenditures garnered from the...
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Brays Oaks District Welcomes the Bee Busy Wellness Center

Bee BusyLast month, the District K council office recognized the work and collaboration of the Bee Busy Wellness Center and The Royce White Institute of Mental Health Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Bee Busy Wellness Center's new 8,640 square foot flagship facility (the former Randall's) – 8785 West Bellfort Ave. The Bee Busy Wellness Center is a non-profit organization that offers mental and dental health care services to medically underserved individuals in southwest Houston. This year, the Wellness Center has expanded its outreach services to team-up with NBA player...
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Glenshire Park Participates in 2014 Arbor Day Activity

The District K office partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department in celebration of the 2014 Arbor Day festivities that occurred on January 25th. As part of the Arbor Day plantings, the Parks and Recreation Department contributed 100 five gallon trees toward Glenshire Park. January 25th was a frigid day in Houston. Despite the elements, dedicated volunteers from the Glenshire Community Association pitched-in to assist with the planting efforts. Thus, the Parks Dept. decided to plant 50 trees whereby the remaining 50 trees can be used for a future tree planting event within Glenshire Park this Spring. The Parks Dept....
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Brays Oaks 42″ Project Update

In September 2013, the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Dept. (PWE) began a 42" waterline project within the Brays Oaks area that will extend from West Bellfort Ave. at Braes Forest to Pembridge; southward to Ludington; eastward to Sandpiper, and southward to terminate at West Airport Blvd. The affected neighborhoods are Northfield Sec. 5 and Sec. 6 and Southwood Place. In preparation for this infrastructure project (before the construction began), Council Member Green hosted an informational meeting at the South Gessner HPD Sub-station where representatives from the three residential communities impacted by this project were invited to...
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Hiram Clarke – White Heather Storm Sewer Project – Phase 4

The City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Dept. (PWE) has completed Phase 4 of the White Heather Storm Sewer infrastructure project within the Brentwood neighborhood. This year-long infrastructure project included the replacement of the aging infrastructure and the total reconstruction of the streets within Brentwood, Sec. 4 which included concrete pavement, curb and gutters, sidewalks, and street lights. For more information about this infrastructure project, access the District K webpage. This link has a PDF of the frequently asked questions (FAQs), an outline map of the project, and an engineering report of the project....
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Happy Holidays.

Property owners have until January 31st (postmark deadline) to mail in your annual assessment payment in order to avoid penalty and interest, which accrue on February 1.

Payments should be made payable to the District and mailed to: Equi-Tax Inc. c/o Kenneth R. Byrd Tax Assessor/Collector P. O. Box 73109 Houston, TX 77273

or

17111 Rolling Creek Drive, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77090

Questions, please call Customer Service: 281.444.3946 Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Directions: From I-45 and FM 1960, travel West about 2 miles to the stop light at Rolling Creek Drive, turn North for one block and we are located just past the fire station.

For information regarding ownership, address or appraised value, please call the Harris County Appraisal District.