RPCA 2Q Virtual General Meeting

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 rpcameet@gmail.com for login info. We have several important topics to discuss so please plan to join us!

Shepherd Drive Reconstruction Schedule Announced

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.

RPCA Membership Dues

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

Joel Wood

RPCA Treasurer