SPOTLIGHT – – Important Meetings and Events
Board of Adjustment on April 15, 2021 @ 7 PM UPDATE 4/17/2021: The Board, by a vote of 6 to 1 at the April 15, 2021 meeting, approved a variance to lot coverage in the R-3 zoning, to 75% instead of the 50%. Over the protests of local residents. The Board said No a few months ago to O’Reilly’s request to construct a brand spanking new building, but Yes to another parking lot on South Rice Avenue.
So long, Randalls! No plans have been announced for the building or the 3-acre site, located in the UV-D District.
Spruce and Fifth Streets – Now the subject of a lawsuit, the $3.2 million in contracts for this project called for completion by February 15, 2020. A drive through the area feels as though you’re in a fun house. Here’s some background on this project.
Brays Bayou Association News Creating a new park; Trash Cleanup on April 24th: new trails! For more information visit:https://www.facebook.com/BraysBayouAssociation or firstname.lastname@example.org
4-21-21: Update on South Rice and Chimney Rock Bridges
Over the past five years our property tax rate has risen from $.3805 in 2015-2016 to $.4473 for 2019-2020 and
- The City’s property tax revenue increased – from $15.42 million in 2015 to $20.53 million in 2019. Over $5 million in additional revenue.
- But per the Harris County Tax Office, Bellaire’s annual property tax revenue over the past 3 years has flattened: $20,028,121 in 2018; $20,534,596 in 2019; $20,658,141 for 2020.
- Over those same 5 years our bonded debt increased almost $50 million dollars,
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:
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.
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The May 3, 2021, the City Council meeting ended after almost 5-1/2 hours. The proposed language for the new zoning district along Fournace, the North Bellaire Special Development District (NBSDD) for the old Chevron tract that encompasses approximately 30 acres, … Continue reading
UPDATE 5/5/2021: After another 5 hour marathon session on May 3rd, this matter has been postponed. A date will be set for a Special Session for City Council to continue consideration on the proposed language for the the new NBSDD. … Continue reading
Sorry, this event has been cancelled. Environmental Sustainability Board Recycling Event 9 AM to 1 PM at Condit COVID-19 Guidelines Find the Covid-19 Guidelines for the event here
In May of 2021 the Bellaire City Library will celebrate 70 years of service to Bellaire residents. In January of 1951 a committee was named from the Bellaire Women’s Civic Club for the formation of a Bellaire Library. The Friends … Continue reading
The City of Bellaire has reached an agreement with the developers of Southside Commons regarding the parking lot illegally permitted and built on the CenterPoint property at the entrance to the City. The lot will be removed by our Public … Continue reading
On February 11, 2021, the Bellaire Planning and Zoning Commission approved proposed language for a new zoning district, the NBSDD (24-544 North Bellaire Special Development District), to replace the existing TRPD (24-544 Technical Research Park District) zoning on the former … Continue reading
At the March 1, 2021, Council meeting Councilmember Wesely objected to an agenda item for a service agreement contract costing almost a half-million dollars. A 95-page agenda item for $478,897.95, to be exact, for a 5-year contract for a Police … Continue reading
The City distributed this information on the lack of City water on February 17, 2021. Frozen pipes were not the main problem, and this information was helpful: We are aware that there has been a lot of confusion regarding the … Continue reading
Update: 2/12/2021: In a long and somewhat confusing meeting on February 11th the Planning and Zoning Commission essentially approved the proposed draft for the NBSDD with a few minor changes. They will recommend consideration and approval of the new zoning … Continue reading
For over 70 years the 30 acre Texaco/Chevron campus along Fournace between South Rice and what is now Loop 610 was a mix of offices and labs, running primarily on a 9 to 5 schedule five days a week. It … Continue reading
Are you aware of the Branding Study? Over $50,000 has been spent as of March 15th but the cost could climb! The result was a new logo to replace our longtime and much loved one. It’s a B with a … Continue reading