Montrose Bridge Lights Turning Rainbow for Remembrance of Pulse Nightclub Shooting and Return for Pride Week

By | June 12, 2017

Houston, Texas (Friday June 12, 2017) – The Montrose Management District (MMD) is preparing to change the colors of the Montrose bridges for upcoming Pride Week celebrations. The seven Montrose bridges that span US 59 will be lit in a multi-color display resembling rainbows. The lights will first be changed on June 12 as a solemn reminder of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and relit in those same colors for eight days beginning on June 18 for Pride Week.

“We are proud to recognize one of the many diverse groups who call Montrose their center, said Claude Wynn MMD Chairman of the Board. “Our new LED bridge light system will shine as a colorful reminder that our community is enriched by the incredible diversity and freedom we celebrate year-round.”

Bridge color schedule:
Multi-colors (pride colors) Monday night, June 12
Resume standard colors Tuesday night, June 13
Multi-colors (pride colors) Sunday night, June 18 through Sunday night, June 25
Resume standard colors Monday night, June 26

Related Events:
Pulse Vigil:
Community Town Hall with Mayor Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board:

About the Montrose Management District: Improving the quality of life in the historic Montrose area is one of several focuses of the District. The Board of Directors follows a service, improvement, and assessment plan to meet the needs of the District. The plan focuses on four core areas including: enhanced public safety, business and economic development, strategic planning, and visual and cultural improvements.

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.