If you are concerned about the state of sidewalks in our neighborhood and Montrose in general please check the link below to register for a Sidewalk Summit sponsored by Councilmembers David Robinson and Sallie Alcorn.
Richwood Place Civic Association will be holding a Virtual General Meeting on Tuesday June 29th at 7:00 PM. We are hoping to be able to meet again in person soon. Association members on our mailing list will be receiving login information via email. If you have not received this email by Saturday June 25th please send an email with your street address to firstname.lastname@example.org for login info. We have several important topics to discuss so please plan to join us!
We will be holding our first General Meeting of the year virtually.
Please send an email with your address to email@example.com for login details.
We look forward to seeing everyone even if only virtually!
The long awaited Shepherd Drive reconstruction is set to begin in a couple of weeks. This work will affect the traffic flow in our neighborhood while the construction is underway. Here is an update from the Upper Kirby District:
Members of the Shepherd Drive Community,
We recently received and approved a construction schedule for the Shepherd Drive project from Harper Brothers. In the next few weeks ill be sharing via email the locations of work that will occur on Shepherd. Just a reminder , not all of Shepherd will be “worked on” at the same time. The City of Houston limits construction on main thoroughfares to 1000ft increments.
Beginning the second week of March the contractor will be working the northbound lane of Shepherd just north of I59. He will be replacing water lines located under Shepherd Drive lanes through the month of March. The rest of the street improvements will not occur until February of 2022.
He will also be replacing Storm lines along the (east of Shepherd Dr only) adjacent streets: Lexington Ave, Norfolk Ave, and Portsmouth Ave. This work will continue through December.
The lion share of construction work will occur on the northern most section of Shepherd Drive which is south of Westheimer Street. He will be working on the northbound lane from the Westheimer intersection south to Kipling Street. This work begins in March and includes waterlines, storm lines, telecom and roadway pavement. This work is expected to last through June of this year.
Next update I will discuss work beginning in April.
The Upper Kirby District will finally start the Shepherd Drive reconstruction project this year. An official start date has not been announced yet but the construction contract has been awarded. Here are some renderings of the finished project:
Richwood Place residents please take a look at this study and the accompanying survey to voice your opinion on recommended improvements to the Montrose neighborhood.
The Richwood Place Civic Association would like to thank all who contributed member dues in 2020. As of December we have had 48 members who paid dues so far this year. We have approximately 250 households in the neighborhood. Normally we collect dues in the Spring (neighborhood party) and Fall (neighborhood night out). Since both were canceled due to Covid 19, we have fewer participants. If you haven’t paid dues could you please submit payment this month. We plan on going to an annual collection starting March 31, 2021. Hopefully this will make it easier for neighbors to remember. When things return to normal, we can collect unpaid dues either Spring party or the Fall party as a backup. Again, thank you for all who have paid this year and we hope to see everyone next year as things return to normal. Dues Are $50/yr and can be paid online at www.richwoodplace.org or by mailing a check to RPCA, P.O. Box 980262, Houston, TX 77098