NSR467 ReBuilding
First Montrose Commons


NOTICE – THE DATE FOR BOARD ELECTIONS FOR THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION OF THE FIRST MONTROSE COMMONS HAS CHANGED TO 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (7:00-8:00pm)

In order to avoid a conflict with Thanksgiving week. This change means 2018 FMC DUES MUST BE PAID BEFORE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
in order to vote or run for office in the 2018 FMC Elections. -posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 1:10pm CDT


Mayor Turner’s District C Townhall Sept 6

Be sure to watch this highly informative video of the Mayor’s Townhall to learn the consequences of Proposition A and Proposition B on the November Ballot. Houston’s financial future and our safety depend on how YOU VOTE!

Click here to watch the HTV videotape of the Town Hall Meeting


WARNING! NEW NO PARKING ZONES & BUS ZONES ALONG STANFORD and GREELEY ST.

LOOK CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU PARK TO AVOID BEING TOWED

NEW DETOURS TO BE POSTED FOR ALL OF JACK ST – FOLLOW SIGNS CLOSELY TO AVOID TICKETS & CONFLICTS WITH CEMENT TRUCKS

SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 27, but Buses begin rehearsal route August 20. Please Drive and Park Carefully!


NEW Requirements for Submitting Certificate of Appropriateness Applications

As of July 2, 2018, all Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) Applications must be submitted through the Historic Preservation Tracker online.


BEWARE! 
Running STOP SIGNS in FMC 
WILL GET YOU A TICKET!

June 26, 2018– This morning we received a phone call from HPD’s Westheimer Storefront following up on complaints about folks running stop signs. The officer reported he has ticketed quite a few people running the signs – some doing so even while he was sitting in his patrol car in plain sight of the intersection!

Running a stop sign is is not only dangerous, it’s costly – $235
If you’re also speeding when the workers are present you can add another $235-295 to that!


DETOURS AND TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT ON JACK ST THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS – PLEASE USE ANOTHER NORTH-SOUTH ROUTE (STANFORD IS OPEN)


PLEASE BE MINDFUL in street parking to OBSERVE PARKING REGULATIONS AND SIGNS – Parking Management patrols FMC
daily writing tickets for violations.


Your Neighborhood Association depends on Your Support

Please take just a moment to join or renew your support for one of the most cost-effective Civic Associations in Houston – First Montrose Commons. We’ve been working to improve our unique neighborhood for more than 24 years, while keeping our Resident Member Dues the lowest of any active Civic Association – just $10 per person per year. 

You can join or renew online using the NEW PayPal links to the right. (click on the PayPal Logo boxPlease remember to provide us with your street address and the emails of each person joining. (You don’t have to have a PayPal account to use these links, you can join or renew as a guest and pay using your credit or debit card.)

We meet the Third TUESDAY of each month, except April, October & December – check the website for the meeting location.

Help us keep improving the best urban neighborhood in Houston! Thanks for your support!


 

Neighborhood Security

If we want more Houston Police Department Patrols in FMC, then we must provide documentation of the need for them – we must REPORT EVERY SUSPICIOUS PERSON AND EVERY CRIMINAL ACT by using HPD’s established methods for doing so:

NONEMERGENCY CALLS (illegally parked cars, abandoned cars, suspicious persons, etc.) 713-884-3131

NO DOPE HOTLINE (report activity suspected to involve the solicitation of, sales of, consumption of, or purchase of illegal substances)  713-466-3673

Please be especially careful when parking your vehicles on the street during construction. Cars left more than 24 hours are subject to ticketing and towing (STATE LAW), and provide a powerful magnet for car burglars looking to find a quick bit to steal and sell.  Remember, the criminals ARE PATROLLING OUR STREETS.


March 21, 2018 –

Expect Additional HPD Patrols in and Around FMC

As a direct result of the March 20 FMC Meeting with Lt. Davis of HPD, expect to see more HPD patrols through and around our neighborhood in the coming weeks. Residents made Lt. Davis aware of problems resulting from the ongoing construction, and he agreed a large police presence was justified.

Remember, HPD is severely understaffed, so allocation of Police Patrols is Data Driven!

This means that if you want more HPD patrol coverage you MUST REPORT EVERY CRIME, every incident of suspicious persons or drug offense EVERY TIME. Lt. Davis reports that officers are now regularly pulled from one patrol or beat to another which has more data supporting the need for patrols. If you don’t report, HPD thinks you don’t need patrols. Click Here to download our new HPD Quick Contacts & Resources Card which you can use to help you report suspicious or criminal activities.

You should also be aware that parking illegally, especially including leaving a vehicle parked longer than 24 hours on street, gets the attention of both criminals and patrolling officers. Is it really worth the hassle?


 


Look before you park to avoid being towed! 

AVOID PARKING OR DRIVING IN BLOCKS WHERE YOU SEE CREWS WORKING IN THE ROADWAY. DOING SO IS RISKY – both to your vehicle and to the workers.

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Don’t even THINK about parking illegally!

FMC Construction Committee Meets with Contractors monthly to address neighborhood concerns  

August 11, 2017 – The monthly construction progress meetings among the contractors, supervisors, COH, and FMC continue. We regularly address issues such as tree protection, debris removal, street and traffic safety, and construction staging at these meetings.

FMC Residents and Businesses with concerns or issues are strongly urged to attend our regular monthly FMC meetings for updates. If you have an issue which cannot wait until the next FMC meeting, please email Jeff Griffis – Project Supervising Engineer (download the project hang tag from the link in right column) and copy FMC President so we can address your concern.


Everyone who LIVES, OWNS PROPERTY, or RUNS A BUSINESS in the area shown above is strongly encouraged to
JOIN the First Montrose Commons Neighborhood Association. Your ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP supports our efforts to preserve and improve our historic neighborhood.
Individual membership cost just $10.
Commercial memberships are available beginning at $50. 


This page will serve as our temporary home page throughout construction of NSR467. Our original home page is now available via the “WELCOME” menu selection. The PHASE – as indicated on the map above – will be updated and listed in the corresponding color code as construction advances.