Monthly Archives: June 2015

Flood Damage Repair Permit

Daily Public Information Sessions

Hosted by City of Houston

Floodplain Management Office & Building Code Enforcement

Each information session will offer a formal presentation and a question-and-answer forum. Sessions begin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Session Times:

Daily, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Session Location:

Houston Permitting Center

1002 Washington Avenue

Houston, Texas 77002

Check-in at the Information Desk located in the main lobby for the meeting room location for each session.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday,...

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Historic Flood Hits District K

historic floodThe flood that pounded the Houston area on May 25-26, directly impacted the residents of District K. As a result, Mayor Parker and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett solicited the assistance of FEMA declaring Harris County and its municipalities a flood disaster area. Those residents that were affected by structural damages are advised to report all flood damage to 311 so the City of Houston can effectively analyze the flood patterns. The City's Public Works & Engineering Dept. (PWE) has created a webpage for accessing frequently asked questions with...
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Council Member Larry Green Brings Civic Art to District K

mini-muralsAs part of Council Member Green's Klean It Up/Green It Up Campaign, on June 6, CM Green, along with the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, the Public Works & Engineering Dept., and the Houston Arts Alliance, unveiled the first of 31 mini-mural civic art projects within District K at the corner of West Bellfort Ave. at Willowbend Blvd. This is a pilot project sponsored through CM Green's council service budget to transform 31 traffic signal electrical boxes into mini-murals throughout District K. "I'm very excited that our council office is...
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Buffalo Speedway Concrete Panel Replacement is Underway

The Buffalo Speedway concrete panel replacement project between West Orem Dr. to Simsbrook Dr. within the Meredith Manor subdivision began in April with completion anticipated in July 2015. This $260,000 roadway project will improve this portion of Buffalo Speedway that has deteriorated beyond normal maintenance and repair. rebuild-houstonConcrete panel replacement is used to rehabilitate severely cracked and broken sections of concrete streets. The Buffalo Speedway concrete panel replacement project involves the design and construction of reinforced concrete pavement, base repair, as well as repairs and improvements to curbs and accessible ramps. The...
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Westbury selected as a FIRST PLACE winner for the 2015 Neighborhoods, USA Neighborhood of the Year Award

westbury01Last month, Houston played host to the national organization, Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) where 1,000 community leaders from across the country and within the Houston region converged into the Hyatt Regency-Downtown to learn techniques to better equip their respective communities as part of NUSA's 40th annual conference. As part of the NUSA conference, the Westbury Civic Club submitted an entry for the Neighborhood of the Year Award. The Neighborhood of the Year Award recognizes exceptional accomplishments by neighborhood organizations. Awards are given in three categories and the Westbury Civic Club won First Place...
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