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Lower Westheimer Corridor Study Public Meeting

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Lower Westheimer Corridor Study Public Meeting

April 20, 2017
W Gray Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray Street
Houston, 77019
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The City of Houston is almost finished with their study of the Lower Westheimer corridor. The City did a significant amount of work with the community to ensure they were being responsive to neighborhood input when planning improvements to such a unique and historic area. The major theme of community feedback was a greater focus on walkability without increasing traffic congestion.

The redesign is a bold departure from the current configuration of Westheimer. Highlights include reduction of traffic lanes from four to two, provision of left-turn lanes at every signalized intersection, “farside bus slips” – stops after an intersection and outside of travel lanes, wider sidewalks, and strategic on-street parking – largely between Montrose and Shepherd.

The Montrose District believes it is critical that any changes to Lower Westheimer reflect the vision and needs of the community, and do not result in negative impacts to businesses, property owners, and surrounding neighborhoods. For that reason, we urge you to attend and provide feedback.

Following cone! usion of the study, the City of Houston wil I initiate design of the portion of Lower Westhei mer extending from Montrose to Main with the possibility of reconstruction of that portion in 2020.

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.