This information was recently distributed by Cheryl Bright after the Council Meetings on September 17th and September 24th Apparently the claims of the need for safety, 5 foot wide sidewalks to fit two people, the need for ‘walkability’ and ‘connectors’, which Council claimed are all more important than tree damage or more concrete, those apply only if you live inside the Loop or on a few streets outside the Loop. No real rhyme or reason. Now for the final update, as of October 15, 2018:
The Bellaire City Council continued discussions about sidewalks on September 17 and was asked to consider construction-related contracts for the Group D Phase 1 sidewalk program. The Bellaire City Council decided to proceed with the construction and construction management contracts for the Group D Phase 1 project with the exception that streets identified in this project located outside Loop 610 will not receive sidewalks. The streets identified in this project that are located inside Loop 610 will have 4’ sidewalks replaced or installed on one side of the street.
As of October 15, 2018, only 3 streets remained in the project and the contractor withdrew their bid. The remaining streets are to be folded into Group D Phase 2 sidewalk program.
Streets included in the Group D Phase 1 project:
- 4500 Verone
- 4700 – 5000 Braeburn
- 4500-4600 Holly
Streets removed from the Group D Phase 1 project:
- 4800-4900 Valerie
- 4700-5000 Braeburn
- 5000-5100 Pine
- 5300 Pine
- 1000 Pauline
- 4500 Teas
- 4600 Laurel
- 4600 Oleander
The Bellaire City Council continued discussions about sidewalks on September 24 and was asked to consider action regarding the following:
The scope of the Bonds for a Better Bellaire 2016 Phase 2 Street, Drainage and Sidewalk project
City Council Action: The Bellaire City Council acted to install 4’ sidewalks on the west side of Bolivar, but not the east side. A sidewalk is not to be installed in the cul-de-sac.
The scope of the Bonds for a Better Bellaire 2016 Phase 2 Sidewalk project
City Council Action: The Bellaire City Council acted to install 4’ sidewalks on the following streets:
- 4800-4900 blocks of Cedar – with a design modification for the cul-de-sac
- 5000-5200 Locust
- S 3rd from Bellaire to Jessamine
- 4800-4900 Chestnut
- 5200 Linden
- 5100 Huisache
Bellaire City Council voted to remove these streets from the project:
- 4800-4900 Spruce
- 5200 block of Willow
- 5200 block of Laurel
Please check the City of Bellaire’s website at www.bellairetx.gov for updates on the scheduled meetings.
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For more information on the sidewalk projects, contact Cristin Emshoff by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by office phone 713-662-8157.
For more information or if you have a general question, please do not hesitate to contact me, Cheryl Bright, Community Relations Administrator at email@example.com or 713-662-8286.
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City of Bellaire
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Further sidewalk discussions by the Bellaire City Council are scheduled as outlined below:
- September 24 – Bellaire City Council will decide whether to proceed with all or a portion of the Group D Phase 2 sidewalk program. The City has received petitions from residents of 5100 block of Huisache, 5200 block of Willow, 4800-4900 Spruce, 5200 Laurel, and 4800-4900 Cedar. The Cedar petition involved the cul-de-sac.
- September 24 – Bellaire City Council will decide whether to proceed with the 500 Bolivar portion of the Group C Phase 2 street/drainage/sidewalks project. The City has received a petition in opposition to the sidewalks on Bolivar.
- October 1 – Bellaire City Council will consider amendments to the current approach for requiring new residential construction to install sidewalks.