U.S. 59 bridge lights shine again after donations

By | January 28, 2018

By Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle

The most colorful stretch of U.S. 59 lit up again on Saturday evening, more than a week after Reliant Energy had to cut power to the lights that bathed the highway’s arched bridges in purple, green and blue for almost a year.

The Montrose Management District, entangled in a legal dispute with local residents, couldn’t pay electricity bills for the lights for three months while under temporary court order. Reliant shut off the lights on Jan. 19.

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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 BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. 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.