Interloop Architecture recently posted this about the house being built at the corner of Hazard and Lexington. Check it out!
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We have recently experienced an increase in illegal parking within our neighborhood. The most common infraction is illegally blocking the sidewalk. (City of Houston, APK-13 Blocking or parking on sidewalk- $40) And, many cars are parking in City of Houston “no parking” zones, out of the street, but still in the public right-of-way. There have been increased patrols by Parking Management. If you have been parking illegally, now would be a good time to find a legal place to park in your driveway or on the public street. Remember, don’t block the sidewalk. If your neighbor parks illegally, send them to this post as a gentle reminder. The reminder here will be better than any citation. Hopefully they will thank you for it!
Posted in Events, History of Richwood and Montrose, This site, tagged 2012, block party, City of Houston, civic associations, ellen cohen, Neartown, neighborhood, norfolk, Richwood Place, rpca on October 3, 2012 |
Thank you to all of you who participated, donated time to and came out to be a part of Texas National Night Out 2012. We had a great time! Special thanks to the Bakers and Stefaniaks for hosting. You are the best! And, to Eric for letting us use his driveway as the perfect “stage” for the second year in a row. Thank you to Ruth Adams and the Board of the Richwood Place Civic Association for planning, and reaching out to our local government and US government leaders and inviting them to our community event. Thank you to US Congressman, Ted Poe, for attending our event. Thank you to Ellen Cohen’s office for your attendance as well. Thank you to HFD Fire Station 16! We love having you in our neighborhood and really appreciate you taking the time to come out to our events. Many thanks to our great sponsors, Ash Rowell and Duff Beer. You are amazing! Zoes Kitchen. Thank you for the yummy bites. Reprint!- thanks for the great work you do. Here are a few pictures from tonight’s National Night Out in Richwood Place. Thank you again to all of you who came out tonight. Our community is better because of each of you. Thank you.
The City of Houston deferred considering the request for a variance of the setback requirement for the Audi dealership along Greenbriar at Lexington until today. They are set to consider the variance request at 230 today at City Hall Annex.
If you are interested in how this development will impact our neighborhood, please attend or call let the city of Houston know your concerns.
RICHWOOD PLACE NEIGHBORHOOD
Monday, May 7, 2012
1800 Block of Lexington
Southeast Corner of Hazard and Lexington
Bring something yummy to share with your neighbors
*We will not be grilling this time
*bring lawn chairs if you would like to sit
RPCA will provide drinks
Current 2012 RPCA members will be entered to
win the raffle (drawing at 7:45pm)
2012 Dues are $50, please join today by visiting http://www.richwoodplace.org
Or, you can join by check at the event
We hope to see you and your neighbors Monday night!
Please Join us this Tuesday, February 21 for our first General Meeting of the year at Zoe’s Kitchen. 7pm
I met with our District C Council Member, Ellen Cohen earlier this week about several ongoing and some new issues in our neighborhood. A few of these issues include: street reconstruction, drainage, sidewalks, graffiti, installation of proper drainage of the soccer field at Chew Park, crime, ongoing issues at Hazard and Richmond, and more. Please come to the meeting and be a part of the discussion and let us know how we can work together to make Richwood Place an even better neighborhood in 2012.
Meetings are open to all current members of the civic association. If you have not paid dues in 2012, please do so at the meeting OR online here: http://www.richwoodplace.org
Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam
President, Richwood Place Civic Association
Posted in Events, Ongoing Issues, Uncategorized, tagged 2011, Ash Rowell Houston, block party, City of Houston, Cliff Helmcamp, dues, Duff Beer and Wine, houston, Jerry Blum, Moustapha El-Hakam Attorney at Law, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, Neartown, neighborhood, NNO, norfolk, Reprint!, Richwood Place, rpca on October 5, 2011 |
We were ready. The planning was over and now it was time for National Night Out!
The tables were set, the band was finishing their sound check and neighbors were beginning to arrive. Right on time, the fire truck from our local HFD Fire Station 16, pulled up. They said they were going to park in the middle of the street, blocking it. That sounded good to me. Just then they got a phone call ,”We have to make a quick run. We’ll be back!” Off they went, to work.
Meanwhile, the band started playing. Allen Oldies Band, all dressed in classic suits and ties playing from a neighbors’ front driveway and serenading folks as they walked down the street. They were great! The dance floor, aka. the driveway, was open and the children started to dance. The dancing wouldn’t end until the music did, well after dark.
Neighbors arrived from all over our 12 block neighborhood, adding their appetizer or sweet dish to the table, signing in, slapping on a nametag and grabbing a beverage. The party was off to a festive beginning as everyone began to talk with their friends and neighbors. And, the Fire Truck and firemen returned from Station 16.
We had well over 125 neighbors in attendance. One of the first to arrive was a gentleman who has lived in Richwood Place for 38 years. He talked about the changes to the neighborhood and said this was his “first neighborhood event!” He had received 2 invitations, so he had decided to come on out for the party. There was the couple who just moved in. They were excited to meet more of their neighbors and get a feel for the neighborhood. Of course, there were the familiar faces, the folks who support and come to every event and then there were the new faces, some young, some older. But, new. Lots of new smiling faces. And, kids! There were children everywhere. They were dancing, sneaking cookies from the food table, playing with giant blow-up hammers, running, walking and being held by their parents. They were happy to see each other.
This night was special. It is one that won’t soon be forgotten. And, it wouldn’t have happened without some very special folks that I’d like to take a moment to sincerely thank.
First, thank you to our hosts. For offering your part of the block…again! For grilling, helping to set everything up and cleaning up after the party. Thank you for offering a driveway stage and dance floor. And, to our hosts that were busy welcoming our newest resident. We thank you for always supporting our great neighborhood! Welcome to Richwood Place, little one.
Second, a huge “thank you” to our sponsors!!! Our neighbor and friend, Ash Rowell and Duff Beer and Wine Distribution provided all of the beer and wine. If you were there, you saw the variety of really great beers he provided for the event. This was awesome! Ash, you and Duff outdid yourself! Thank you!
Our invitations and banner would not have happened without two of our sponsors: Moustapha El-Hakam, Attorney at Law and REPRINT!, Your Local Printer. Thank you to Moustapha for designing the invitations, banner and street sign toppers. Our neighborhood printer, REPRINT!, located at the corner of S.Shepherd and 59, south of 59 printed everything for us. Craig Pritchard, at REPRINT!, was amazing to work with. They were fast and did everything right the first time. I thought the invites and banner looked amazing.
And a big thank you goes out to two Neighborhood Realtors for sponsoring the event: Cliff Helmcamp with Greenwood King and Jerry Blum with Heritage Texas. These two sponsorships were key to us being able to hire the Allen Oldies Band. And, that was such a huge part of making the night as fabulous as it was. The energy was great and the music was awesome! Thank you to Cliff Helmcamp and to Jerry Blum for your sponsorships of the event. The band rocked!
Thank you to all of the neighbors for coming to National Night Out 2011! It was a huge success. Please support our sponsors, as they were a big part of this event being as successful and fun as it was.
We will be following up with folks and asking them to join the civic association. Dues go toward events like this one, security, deed restriction enforcement, beautification projects, etc. You can join by clicking the above tab “Join Today!” Annual dues for 2011 are $25 per household, or you are welcome to donate more. Thank you for your support. We hope to see you around Richwood Place!
If you’ve walked or driven through the neighborhood in recent days, you’ve probably noticed it. It’s mostly in the public right-of-way, on city property. It’s on some business signs and doors. It’s on the phone metal boxes owned by at& t, on polls, signs, walls, etc. I hesitate to say it is everywhere, but it is. It’s everywhere. Graffiti.
I can hardly stand it. I’ve called the city countless times. The first step, calling 3-1-1. The city says that in order to prevent graffiti, you must abate graffiti within 24-48 hours. Currently, that is not happening. And, when graffiti is removed, nearby graffiti is ignored.
We are working on a new plan to solve this issue. Please read the below article from the city’s website. And, let the board know if you have any ideas to help us rid Richwood Place of graffiti.
Note: I intentionally left out specifics about the graffiti from this post including the word that is being used most that begins with the letter “r.” I’ve also been in contact with the HPD gang task force asking for their help as well.
Ever wondered about the history of your home? Who lived there before you? Has your house changed a lot over the years?
In February of 2010, Daniel Baker, the current Vice President of the Civic Association posted information about his experience locating some of the history of his home. Daniel’s post can be found here: http://home.richwoodplace.org/2010/02/28/historic-information-and-resources/
I followed the links from Daniel’s post, requested and received information on my house as well. The information included the names of previous owners, the appraised value at various times in history and a picture of the house. The above image from the year 1964 was a part of the file images I received. It was a very easy process. So, click the links and find out more about the history of your home. It could prove to be very interesting!