First Montrose Commons
Planned Construction – June 5-30th
NOTE – Information presented here is based on best available data from June 2, 2017 Construction Progress Meeting. LOCATIONS, AND SCHEDULE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FMC assumes no liability for changes to this information. It is presented as a public service only.
- STANFORD ST – continue paving along west 1/2 southwards to just north of Colquitt
- Pave STANFORD at SUL ROSS and Stanford at BRANARD in 1/4 sections at a time
- Work to install the 72″ storm drain on STANFORD from COLQUITT to RICHMOND HAS BEEN HALTED UNTIL JULY 27 by AT&T
- Crews will place sanitary sewer and then pave east 1/2 of STANFORD ST from W ALABAMA to W MAIN over the summer once west 1/2 pavement is cured
- Continue installation of 72″ storm drain westward along SUL ROSS; BEGIN EXCAVATION OF 500 BLOCK OF SUL ROSS
- Install 66″ storm drain on west side of 3900 BLOCK OF BUTE ST; Install sanitary sewer 3900 BLOCK OF BUTE ST
- Continue water line pressure testing and service switchovers to new water lines THROUGHOUT FMC
- We have NO INFORMATION about TxDOT’s repaving on MILAM; MANY EASTBOUND EXITS TO MILAM ARE BLOCKED
HISTORIC TREE 871 – BUTE @ BRANARD IN PERIL AS CREWS PLAN EXCAVATION OF BUTE AND ENGINEERING PLANS HAVE NOT BEEN DRAWN TO PROTECT ITS ROOTS
Full article on Page 6 of June newsletter. FMC has formed an ad hoc group to save this tree and implement the preservation plan to protect its roots that grow out into the roadway. Read MORE HERE for the LATEST UPDATE.
Is a 105 year old Live Oak truly a “replaceable” tree?
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.
HPD IS STRICTLY ENFORCING PARKING ORDINANCES IN THESE AREAS
FMC Construction Committee Meets with Contractors every two weeks to address neighborhood concerns
June 2, 2017 – The semimonthly 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.
NEW TREE PLAN AGREED 2-9-2017
Calls for Minimal Pruning to allow clearance for equipment – Removal of only 5 trees
The original tree plan called for the removal of 48 large trees throughout the neighborhood. Today, as a result of negotiations between FMC, the City, and the contractors, an agreement was reached on a new plan that will require the removal of only 5 trees, most of which are severely diseased or in decline already. Further, the new plan calls for careful, selective pruning to remove only the limbs necessary to provide safe clearance for the heavy construction equipment to operate. This equipment needs 25-feet of vertical clearance above the roadbed. The arborist has agreed to work closely with the contractor to assess block-by-block which branches can be lifted and preserved and which must be cut.
The old orange “X” and green “T” markings are NO LONGER VALID – PLEASE IGNORE THEM.
Click here to download PDF of ORIGINAL Tree Plan. (Large file – 33 MB)
NOTE- These pages from the ORIGINAL PLAN DO NOT REFLECT CURRENT TREE PROTECTION/REMOVAL PLANS.
YOU ARE STRONGLY URGED TO ATTEND MONTHLY FMC MEETINGS TO LARGE ABOUT ONGOING CHANGES TO THIS PLAN! This information is presented SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING TREE NUMBERS to facilitate discussion about specific trees of concern. Any other use is strictly prohibited.