Public Information Meetings

The Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority (SHRA), a local government corporation acting on behalf of the City in connection with Reinvestment Zone Number Twenty (Sharpstown TIRZ), recently entered into an agreement with the City of Houston to finance the reconstruction of Bellaire Boulevard, from Osage to Rogerdale. With the approval of this agreement, the Authority has transferred $25 million dollars to the City to finance this important reconstruction project. This project will likely begin in August 2012 and will include a full reconstruction of the Bellaire corridor, and will also include the upgrading of intersections at Mary Bates, Harbor Town, Gessner, Ranchester, Corporate, and Beltway 8. The project will also add a new lighted intersection at Pella to assist with traffic movement into both St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit schools, replace a large diameter water line along the corridor and will also improve the storm drainage system along the corridor. The construction project is expected to last 18 to 24 months.

The Sharpstown TIRZ has spent the last several years funding and preparing engineering designs for the project. Bids from private contractors have been received for the project and a winning contractor has been chosen. The Public Works Department of the City of Houston will manage the construction of the project. The Sharpstown TIRZ will continue to monitor the construction in cooperation with the Greater Sharpstown Management District.

The project includes installation of new underground utilities suitable to serve the growing commercial and residential density along the boulevard. An additional west-bound traffic lane, constructed within the boundaries of the current rights-of-way will be added to accommodate the area's increased traffic. Surface improvements will include reconfigured esplanades, increased floral planting areas and trees and specially designed street lights. Major intersections will be beautified with new traffic signal towers and cross-arms, beautified cross-walk areas and other unique design elements included to create a signature boulevard for this portion of District J. The project is currently estimated to require up to two years for construction.

Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, July 10 (Focusing on the residential community)
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Sharpstown Community Center
6600 Harbor Town
Houston, TX 77036

Thursday, July 12 (Focusing on the business community)
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park
Houston, TX 77036