My Montrose: Johnny Carrabba

Longtime Houston restaurateur Johnny Carrabba, and his business partner George Joseph, purchased acclaimed Montrose bakery Common Bond in December 2015. How are things going at Common Bond? It’s been a learning curve, but we’ve been enjoying it. And I think it’s going really well. We’ve put some new systems in,...

By | August 16, 2016

Montrose Civic Association Raising Money To Hire Another Constable

Two years ago, the Winlow Place neighborhood of Montrose was hit with a string of burglaries and armed robberies. One homeowner, running late for work, came downstairs to find someone in his kitchen; several others were robbed at gunpoint on Westheimer. “Whenever we met at our neighborhood socials, crime and...

By | August 2, 2016

Montrose Management District Takes A Bite Out of Crime

In the mid-2000s, when businessman Brad Nagar became chair of the public safety committee for the newly created Montrose Management District, Montrose had a reputation as one of Houston’s less savory neighborhoods. “There was a major crime problem in Montrose,” Nagar recalled. “Hyde Park had open prostitution. There was open...

By | June 28, 2016

Esplanade Improvement Project FAQ: UPDATED

Update: Current Construction Schedule for the Esplanades Landscape Art will begin construction on the morning of Tuesday, July 5th between 5:30-6:00am on the Yoakum Esplanade. From there, they will move to the Lovett Esplanades West of Montrose, and have tree removal complete on these three esplanades by 9:00am. Work will then progress on Yoakum and Lovett Medians...

By | May 20, 2016
  • August 5, 2016

    15th Anniversary Commemoration of September 11

    15TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF SEPTEMBER 11 Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:00 a.m. Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. Join Mayor Turner and the Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation for the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11. Located at Market Square Park, Lauren’s Garden is home to a memorial...

  • July 18, 2016

    My Montrose: Tammi Wallace

    Tammi Wallace is the founder and president of EnFocus Strategies. In August 2015 she joined the board of directors of the Montrose Management District. Why did you join the Montrose District board? I used to work with Houston city councilwoman [and mayor pro tem] Ellen...

  • July 5, 2016

    Hanover Montrose Residential Tower Prepares To Open

    For the past two years, Montrose residents have watched the construction of the 29-story Hanover Montrose apartment building on the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne Street; replacing the former 10-story building best known by its penthouse-floor tenant, the Sky Bar. Designed by architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the...

  • July 1, 2016

    Houston Bike Plan Report Finalized

    On June 20 the Final Houston Bike Plan Report was released by BikeHouston and presented to City Council’s Transportation Technology and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee. This project is funded by the City of Houston, BikeHouston, Houston Parks Board, H-GAC, FTA, FHWA, and TxDOT.  During the public...

  • June 28, 2016

    Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Call for Entries

    Who: Keep Houston Beautiful (Houston Clean City Commission) What: Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Call for Entries When: entries due Monday, August 15, 2016 Where: award application is available at Why: award the efforts of businesses, individuals and community groups who work to enhance Houston’s...