Montrose TIRZ Meeting Tomorrow

Invitation to a Community Meeting on a TIRZ in Montrose

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Where: St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1805 West Alabama at Woodhead (entrance and parking on Sul Ross)

The Neartown Association invites all Neartown/Montrose residents and Association members to a community meeting this Saturday, March 14th. The purpose of this meeting is to update the community on recent meetings and discussions concerning the possibilities for a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) in Montrose. As a follow-up to the Town Hall meeting in December, the city is in the process of holding meetings on this topic with Montrose civic leaders and other stakeholder groups. At the community meeting this Saturday, we will share the latest information that we have received on the options for Montrose participation in a TIRZ, discuss pros and cons, and hear your questions and concerns.

We look forward to seeing you at this important community meeting.

Greg S. LeGrande

Neartown President

Law and Order, Montrose: Why The Mean Streets Of The City Aren’t So Mean Anymore

Twenty-two or 23 years ago, I would have never lived here. It was bad. You were seeing carjackings, you were seeing a lot of assaults, a lot of violent crime.

We had pockets of gang activity. We had some on Stanford and we had ones off of Welch. There was Woodhead, Mandell, and Colquitt. The apartments in the 1700 block of Portsmouth are essentially where criminals lived. I pretty much stayed there in 1996 and 1997. There were so many places they could run – they’d bring cars in, strip them in the back alleys.

Think about what’s changed in Montrose. Property value has gone up, there are a lot of different people living here now. These new homes came in, and they tore everything down so the gang members had to move somewhere else. Once that project went down everything changed.

http://montrosedistrict.org/law-and-order-montrose-why-the-mean-streets-of-the-city-arent-so-mean-anymore/

RPCA General Meeting

There will be an RPCA General Meeting Tuesday February 3rd at 7:00 PM at Zoe’s Kitchen. We need to fill the vacant Board position of Vice President at this meeting so anyone interested in this position please attend.

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In collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, CenterPoint Energy and Trees For Houston are offering 2,500 free trees to homeowners to plant around their homes to save energy. Studies show that homeowners can save up to 30% on their electric bill by strategically planting a shade tree. 
 

CenterPoint Energy is proud to sponsor this program and provide qualifying* residential customers with 2 free trees, and Houston-area churches and schools up to 10 free trees. In less than ten minutes you can reserve your free trees. Thanks for participating in this exciting program!

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