Land Use Committee Meeting tonight at 6:30 at the Heights Fire Station

Join the Houston Heights Association Land Use Committee tonight at the Heights Fire Station.

Almost 700 supporters asking #Houston City Council to stand up for up #TheHeights!

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Quality of Life is related to … environment planning in general, strengthening and emphasizing the importance of our neighborhoods…

David Robinson, Houston City Council Member at Large Position 2.

http://blog.chron.com/intheloop/2014/04/council-member-david-robinson-the-architect-at-city-hall/

Montrose fire raises safety concerns about mid-rise apartments

We are thankful that no one was seriously injured in recent fire that engulfed the 5 story mid-rise apartment complex under construction in Montrose.

While this fire did not prove deadly, the dramatic event has some Houstonians calling for changes to city ordnances which would require these largely wood structures to be placed farther away from adjacent buildings and properties [click here for more].

Given the close proximity of homes to the two planned Trammell Crow midrise apartments (Alexan Heights, Alexan Yale) in the West Heights, we and other Heights residents will be watching this issue closely.

Over 500 Supporters! to #Abandontheabandonment

Our petition asking Houston City Council to #AbandontheAbandonment has over 500 supports!

Already signed the petition? Reinforce your message by calling and emailing Council Member Cohen’s office to ask her not to help Trammell Crow build a 380 unit apartment complex in the Heights!

District C
Ellen Cohen
(832) 393-3004
districtc@houstontx.gov

Houston City Council: Stand with Heights residents! Tell City Council to vote against helping Trammell Crow build a 5 story/380 unit apartment complex in The Heights!

5-alarm fire burns 368 unit apartment complex near downtown Houston

Our thoughts and gratitude are with the men and women fighting the nearby apartment fire. We were very glad to read reports that all construction workers made it out of the building safely.

#TrammellCrow / #CBRE breaks resident’s water line while constructing “Alexan Heights”, leaving resident without running water overnight. 

#TrammellCrow / #CBRE breaks resident’s water line while constructing “Alexan Heights”, leaving resident without running water overnight. 

Road closure continues for Trammell Crow’s Alexan Heights.

Road closure continues for Trammell Crow’s Alexan Heights.

Houston’s assistant director of Planning and Development talks about protecting neighborhoods on 88.7.

Margaret Wallace, assistant director of the City of Houston’s Planning and Development Department, comments on the appeal of neighborhoods like the The Heights on News 88.7:

“I think there is an increased desire to live in a home that has some character, that is located closer to the inner city and that has some of the things the Heights character is so strong for: front porches, walking, all different types of people,” she says.

Listen to the report to hear about threats to Houston neighborhoods and the tools available to residents to preserve the character of where they live.

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