4800 Fournace Place – P&Z Meetings – UPDATES

UPDATE 12/17/19: No decisions at 12/12/19 on SLS Properties, 4900 Fournace.  The next step is the meeting in January, 2020. Environmental issues are still a high priority with residents, as well as the scale of the proposed development.  Click for background on earlier applications for this property.
Find recent Environmental Assessment reports on the City of Bellaire website: https://www.bellairetx.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/825

12/12/2019 AT&T Property: P&Z Hearing at 6:00 PM – Planning and Zoning will also discuss current and future zoning regulations for PD-10 and Loop 610 District at the December 12, 2019 meeting: 6 PM. relative to the PD-10 AT&T property located at 6400 West Loop at Bissonnet.  Find information on the AT&T site and possible 2-acre development here.     Followup 12/17/2019: Decision to move this issue to City Council for further discussion and direction.

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UPDATE 11/8/2019: P&Z held a short workshop for 4800 Fournace on November 7th to discuss a possible new Zoning District to replace the Technical Research Park district.  To date none of the current applications from SLS Properties have been approved.  The developer has reduced the height of structures and multi-family is no longer included in the applications.  The next P&Z meeting to address this property is currently planned for December 12, 2019.     

Part of the discussion was a definition of what constitutes multi-family in our zoning ordinances and the Comprehensive Plan.  Perhaps it’s time to resolve that question. Do Bellaire residents want multi-story apartment buildings and condominiums adjacent to residential areas?  Or are we talking about an owner living above a business?

Here’s a link to the original SLS Properties zoning applications for this property, as well as background on the contamination issues.

The original requests include rezoning the property at 4800 Fournace Place and 5901 S. Rice Ave. property from TRP, Technical Research Park, Zoning District to CMU.  Of note, currently there are wells scattered throughout the property to monitor underground contamination.

Written comments regarding the application can be e-mailed to zoning@bellairetx.gov or dropped off in person.  An environmental report and presentation on the property is also scheduled to take place at the October 10th meeting.  Find the report by TRC Companies, Inc. here.

Find recent Environmental Assessment reports on the City of Bellaire website: https://www.bellairetx.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/825    Find more information on all applications here: http://www.bellairecivicclub.com/4800-fournace-what-about-the-city-of-homes/

Bellaire’s Debt is $123.8 million at the end of FY2019, one of the highest
per capita in the state.  Find Bellaire on the Texas Comptroller’s
list for 2018; more bonds have been sold since then: https://comptroller.texas.gov/transparency/local/debt/city.php?cityname=Bellaire&citysubmit=GO

Another bond issue is under discussion for 2021.

Email  the Mayor and City Council via our City Clerk and request that it be forwarded: tdutton@bellairetx.gov

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