Dec
8
1:30pm 1:30pm

Houston City Council to Vote on Proposed Montrose TIRZ

Interested residents of Lancaster Place are urged to attend the Public Session on the proposed Montrose TIRZ on Tuesday, December 8, to voice your opinion or contact the Office of the Mayor and City Council members.  City Council contacts may be found at http://www.houstontx.gov/council/.

The City Council's vote will take place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

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Nov
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

LPCA General Meeting CANCELED

The General Meeting on November 18 is CANCELED due to a conflict with the Community Meeting hosted by the Public Works & Planning Departments regarding the redevelopment of Dunlavy Street scheduled for that same evening. LPCA encourages residents interested in this critical issue for our neighborhood to attend this important meeting.

 

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Nov
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Meeting on Redevelopment of Dunlavy Street, 6:00 pm

  • Metropolitan Multi-Service Center (map)
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The Planning & Development and Public Works departments are hosting a joint presentation on the reconstruction of Dunlavy between Allen Parkway & West Gray and between West Alabama & Richmond on Wednesday, November 18. Reconstruction will include new roadway, storm drainage and sewer infrastructure as well as proposed bicycle facilities along the full length of Dunlavy between Allen Parkway and Richmond Avenue. Our input will help PW & PD to consider better our neighborhood's needs during the final stages of project design.  

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Nov
18
9:00am 9:00am

Public Hearing on Montrose TIRZ, November 18, 9:00 am

  • City Hall Annex, Council Chambers, 1st Floor (map)
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The Houston City Council will hold a Public Hearing on November 18 regarding the creation of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone for Montrose and its benefits for the City of Houston and property within the proposed TIRZ.  At the hearing, interested persons may comment on the proposed zone's creation, its boundaries and the concept of tax increment financing.

The City Council is requested to designate a TIRZ for a contiguous geographical area composed of approximated 347 acres within the area of Houston generally known as Montrose. The name of the proposed TIRZ is Reinvestment Zone #27 (Montrose Zone). 

The tentative plans for the development of the TIRZ include the expenditure of public funds for eligible project costs including the planning, engineering and construction of new streets; water distribution facilities; wastewater collection facilities; storm drainage improvements; roadway and street reconstruction projects; sidewalk infrastructure improvement; cultural and public facility improvements; affordable housing; parks and other related improvements, as well as the cost of organizing and establishing the TIRZ. The 2015 appraised value of the area within the proposed TIRZ is approximately $932,736,723. The duration of the TIRZ is proposed to be 30 years. Roadway reconstruction in the proposed TIRZ will be an important feature in the revitalization of the Montrose area and the City as a whole.

The City Council vote to authorize the creation of a Montrose TIRZ is expected to take place on either December 2 or December 9, 2015.

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Nov
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

PUBLIC MEETING: Montrose TIRZ Proposal

  • Metropolitan Multiservices Center (map)
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Council Member Ellen Cohen will be hosting a Public Meeting about the proposed Montrose TIRZ on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Over the past year Ms. Cohen has met with numerous neighborhood civic groups, local businesses and faith organizations that represent the Montrose community to discuss the creation of a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) for Montrose. Based on the community's input, a proposal has been crafted that will facilitate road repairs and other infrastructure improvements without raising taxes.

This proposal is expected to appear on the City Council's agenda before the end of this year. To ensure the Montrose community as the opportunity to learn more about this proposal and how it will affect our neighborhoods, Council Member Cohen is hosting this Public Meeting. Our input is critical to inform her vote. 

  • DATE: Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • PLACE: 1475 West Gray, Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
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Nov
3
7:00am 7:00am

City of Houston Election Day

If you did not get a chance to early vote, be sure to cast your vote on the official City of Houston Election Day! Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Our polling location:

  • Sidney Lanier Middle School at 2600 Woodhead (Woodhead at Westheimer)

You can see this information, as well as a sample ballot, on the County Clerk website. Always be sure to double check your polling location as you are required to vote at that location on Election Day!

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Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Neartown Mayoral Candidates Forum

  • Pecore Hall, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us at the Neartown Mayoral Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 21st at Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Mayoral candidates will answer questions and present their vision for governing Houston. Pecore Hall is located at the northwest corner of Sul Ross and Woodhead Streets.

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Oct
19
to Oct 30

Early Voting Begins

  • Metropolitan Multi-Services Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Early voting starts October 19 and runs through October 30! A great way to ensure you cast your ballot is to vote early. Registered voters can vote in person during the early voting period, and can vote at any polling location within their county.

Dates and Times:

  • October 19 – October 23: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • October 24: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • October 25: 1:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • October 26 – October 30: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Closest Polling Location:

  • Metropolitan Multi-Services Center at 1475 West Gray
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Oct
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

LPCA October General Meeting

  • Pecore Hall, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us at our General Meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at Pecore Hall of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Meeting time is 6:30pm. District C Council Member Ellen Cohen will present a City Hall Update. Pecore Hall is located at the northwest corner of Sul Ross and Woodhead Streets.

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