News & Updates

Bellaire Boulevard Construction Will Yield Benefits for Business Owners

Roadway construction from Beltway 8 to Mary Bates is expected to last 18 to 24 months and affect as many as 1,000 businesses.

Improvements to alleviate that congestion and make the turnarounds safer are already underway, prompting questions. Some area business owners have expressed concern over the loss of business, so the Asian American Business Council has identified potential problems and offered some suggestions. Council members have pledged to work with the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority and the general contractor to make the construction period a smooth one with limited inconvenience to motorists and owners of property and businesses.


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.


Bellaire Boulevard Access Management and Widening Project

This week's meetings on the Bellaire Boulevard Reconstruction Project were a great success. Daniel Menendez, Deputy Director of Construction and Engineering at PWE, gave thorough presentations on the scope of the project and what to expect during construction. Also present at the meetings were engineers on the project from the City of Houston's Public Works and Engineering department (PWE), HNTB, Total Contracting, and Cobb Fendley; Bill Calderon and other representatives from the Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority; the Greater Sharpstown Management District; and Council Members Mike Laster and Al Hoang along with their staff members.


PRE-CONSTRUCTION: Project Status Update August 13, 2012

The processing of administrative contract paperwork by the City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering (PWE) for the Bellaire Boulevard Access Management and Widening project is nearing completion and the start of the project is anticipated in September 2012.

The ongoing private utility relocations along Bellaire Boulevard by various communication companies are progressing as scheduled and are expected to be complete by the end of August 2012.


Groundbreaking Ceremony of Bellaire Reconstruction

Please join Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Council Members Al Hoang & Mike Laster & Southwest Houston Redevelopment Authority Members for the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Bellaire Reconstruction on September 20th at 3 p.m. at Sharpstown Park.


Notice of Water shut off - October 3, 10 p.m.

At 10:00pm Wednesday evening, the Contractor will be relocating a Fire Hydrant and Valve at 9188 Bellaire Blvd (in front of DiHo Square). In order to complete the installation it will require the water to be shut off in this section of the waterline. The water is estimated to be off 3 – 4 hours. This will affect some businesses and residents.

A notice was sent out to the merchants and residents in the area stating the shut off would be at 9:00pm, but it will actually be at 10:00 to try and minimize any inconveniences.