POE Legacy Wall Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting for the completed Legacy Wall, celebrating the 90th anniversary of POE Elementary, was held on Friday morning May 24th. RPCA purchased a flower to show our support for this project. It is a purple flower in the upper right hand corner just beneath the owl.



Fairmont Museum District Phase III Plans Announced

The developers behind the Fairmont Museum District apartments in Montrose could break ground on a new phase later this year at 4343 Woodhead St., a filing shows.

Work on a project called Fairmont Museum District III is slated to begin Sept. 1, according to a document on Texas’ licensing and regulation website.

The scope of work describes it as a 302-unit development with nine stories of apartments above a three-story garage. The leasing office will be on the ground floor, while amenities are planned for the fourth and 12th floors. The filing lists Houston-based Steinberg Dickey Collaborative as the design firm.

County appraisal records show the tract of land belongs to the entity Woodhead Development LLC, which bought the land in May 2018. In 2019, the land was appraised at $7.89 million.

That entity is linked to Josef Marom, according to the Texas comptroller site. Requests for comment from Marom via the number listed on the state filing weren’t immediately returned.

In 2003, the Houston Business Journal reported Marom offered the Houston Independent School District $2.6 million for a 3-acre tract at 4310 Dunlavy, the same address for the Fairmont Museum District apartments currently on the ground. That tract sits next to the land earmarked for the third phase.

Meanwhile, the Montrose submarket is the busiest area for proposed apartment projects, with 11, according to data as of Dec. 18 compiled by Houston-based ApartmentData.com. The research site tallied up 93 proposed communities across Houston. A March report from the site counts 61 communities, or 18,203 units, currently under construction.

1Q RPCA General Meeting

3_5_19_RPCA General Meeting Agenda

Please join us for pizza and our Q1 2019 General Meeting at Star Pizza at 7PM on Tuesday, March 5. Come by and catch up on the neighborhood happenings, as well as have a say in future RPCA activities. We will hold an election for the role of RPCA Secretary. Come join the fun and see your neighbors (and have a slice of tasty pizza). See tentative agenda (attached). Bring other business items you want discussed. See you there.
Ethan Perry
RPCA Secretary
1901 Norfolk St.

Overlay of Richmond Ave Begins Monday

On Monday, February 18th, the Public Works Department will begin a project to rehabilitate two major segments of Richmond Ave. From Main St to Kirby Dr in District C, and from the 610 Loop to Hillcroft St in District G, Richmond Ave will receive a 1-inch overlay to smooth out the pavement surface, as well as curb and sidewalk repairs.

Richmond Ave has long been discussed as the possible future University Line in METRO’s light rail network. In 2013, Mayor Pro Tem Cohen supported the reclassification of Richmond as a Transit Corridor on the Major Thoroughfare and Freeway Plan, which allows the City of Houston and METRO to plan for transit-oriented development and for a multi-modal transportation system along the corridor.

This rehabilitation project will provide temporary interim relief for residents until a total reconstruction with the introduction of light rail is confirmed. Construction is expected to be complete in late fall 2019.