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District J Journal - Aug. 18

Back to Work on the Council District Service Fund

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The time has come again for the District J office to ask for community input on the Council District Service Fund (CDSF)! This $1 million fund has allowed for council districts to fund local projects that the City might not otherwise have scheduled for construction. Sidewalk repairs, speed cushions, parks improvements and more have been funded with these dollars. The District J office has funded up to 30 projects and programs since the CDSF was established in 2014.


CDSF Projects for new ADA ramps and sidewalks in Sharpstown Sec. 1 and Braeburn Valley West underway

Your District J office has begun the process of asking our neighborhood leaders to send their FY2018 proposals to our office. If you have any local neighborhood projects that you'd like to see come to fruition, please let the District J office know. These projects must be approved by the Mayor's Office and vetted by the Legal Department for need, legality and feasibility. While we won't be able to fulfill every request, we want to know your "wish list" - there may be items we can fulfill using other City resources.

Feel free to e-mail us or call our office with your ideas on or before September 30, 2017.

Thank You,
- Council Member Mike Laster, District J

Projects in District J

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View of the Rampart Area Street and Drainage reconstruction Project

Construction of multiple infrastructure projects will be completed in the District soon.

The Water Line Replacement project in the Sharpstown County Club Estates Area ($2.4 million) will be coming to a conclusion soon.

The Rampart Street Area Drainage Project ($11.3 million) in the Gulfton/Shenandoah area is also moving toward substantial completion.

Also in the Gulfton area, City Council authorized the installation of Loop Detectors at the following locations:

  • Gulfton at S. Rice
  • Gulfton at Rampart
  • Gulfton at Westward
  • Westpark at Rampart
  • Bellaire at Chimney Rock
  • Chimney Rock at Dashwood

Loop detectors are installed at traffic intersections for better synchronization between vehicles and traffic signals.

Air Quality Study

Air Quality Study

If you think you've see a lot of Google Street View cars around the community lately, you are not imagining things! Rice University is conducting the Houston Air Quality Mapping Project which will involve data collection in District J. For one year, Google Street View cars equipped with air pollution monitoring equipment may be seen driving along City streets in District J.

Please click here for more information.

Crain Park Grand Opening

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Kudos to the Sharpstown Civic Association, Sharpstown TIRZ#20, District J and many volunteers who made the Crain Park Grand Opening celebration a success. An estimated 300 people celebrated this community milestone.

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