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SPOTLIGHT: Priority Meetings and Announcements
SPRUCE/FIFTH AREA: Construction has begun on Fifth Street on the first block of ‘streetscapes’ in the area. The destruction of one of the most functional areas of our central downtown, turning it into a dangerous bottleneck. Businesses are already in trouble.
City Council – June 17, 2019 – 4301 Bellaire Blvd Rezoning – Consideration of the application has been postponed at the request of the applicant.
Planning and Zoning – June 13, 2019 – 5235 Bellaire Blvd Voted 5-0 to approve the application to allow a drive-through service station for oil changes and emissions testing. Moves on to City Council.
Planning and Zoning – July 11, 2019 – 4800 Fournace Place Possible Request to rezone a portion of the Sheena (Chevron) property to Corridor Mixed Use (CMU) and for a Planned Development-Multi Family. Here’s a recent article in RNR.com
New Medical Building Proposed for 4460 Bissonnet @ Fournace
Medical offices are planned. They hope to break ground by July.
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
Find informative articles here.
100 Years of Bellaire History!
And for a terrific photo history check this out:
Little FREE Libraries
You’ll find Little Free Libraries popping up throughout Bellaire. Take a book, leave a book, whatever suits your fancy. This one’s in Loftin Park, others can be found in Evelyn’s Park, Ware Family Park, plus private LFLs. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
New Bellaire High – Expected Completion in 2022
No More City Of Homes?
According to the City manager and staff our longtime City logo, representing Bellaire as a City of Homes, will soon be gone, thanks to City Council and the $50,000 branding study. Read more here.
Find Bellaire and West University News Here
Do You Know Of Any Leaks At Or Near Water Meters?
Leaks at or near water meters have been reported around town. City crews make repairs for some residents, but others are advised to call a plumber. Check with the City, ask if Siemens is responsible for the repair.
What About The Small Stuff?
Author Archives: Lynn McBee
It was the last decade of the twentieth century. There was much speculation and even foreboding by some that the century’s end might be doomsday… Bellaire in the 1990s was fraught with controversy, criminal charges, and a succession of mayors. … Continue reading
Are you aware of Bellaire’s History Walk? Lynn’s latest chapter of Bellaire history, History In Tangible Form, explains the background of Bellaire’s History Walk and the various monuments around town. Part of the City’s centennial celebration. Find it here! All … Continue reading
From boomtown to slowdown, in 1980 population in Bellaire dropped from a high of almost 20,000 to less than 15,000. President Ronald Reagan defeated Michael Dukakis and reigned for the decade until George H.W. Bush took over in 1989. There … Continue reading
It was 31 years ago, in 1977, that 4,619 Bellaire voters at a Special Recall Election called by a citizens’ initiative referendum succeeded in recalling from elected office the Mayor and three of the five City Council members. Bellaire citizens … Continue reading
When Time Magazine, Inc. published its, “Time 1968 40th Anniversary Special” (© 2008 Time, Inc.) in which it describes that year and the 1960s era as, “War abroad, Riots at Home, Fallen Leaders and Loner Dreams: The Year that Challenged … Continue reading
Chapter 9 of Lynn McBee’s Bellaire history is available here. Houston growth brings Loops and Freeways and a town divided. A time of growth, with more discussion on zoning and desegregation in our schools. All installments are are available on … Continue reading
Chapter 8 of Lynn McBee’s Bellaire history is available here. It wasn’t easy to agree on a path to arrive at the style of City government we have today. And we’re still working on it! All installments are are available … Continue reading