News from Bellaire, West University Place, Houston & Harris County
Fournace Place district gets P&Z nod
Parking lot restraining order extended
BY HUNTER MARROW
BY HUNTER MARROW
previously refused a request to allow the lot, which the city approved in error, to remain in place. Under the restraining order, the city cannot demolish the parking lot, nor can it fine MM Bellaire One for failing to do so. The order expires April 15 unless it is renewed again.
hearing and vote has not been set. “Throughout this process, we have listened to and heard from hundreds of people and we have read and considered carefully all of the written comments submitted after the public hearing last month,” P&Z Chair Ross Gordon said.
BELLAIRE During its Feb. 11 meet- ing, the Bellaire Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that City Council approve a new zoning district at 4800 Fournace Place. City Council will have final approval of the North Bellaire Special Development District, which would allow for a range of uses, each of which would be subject to planned development permits. The date for a
BELLAIRE On Feb. 26, Harris County District Court Judge Donna Roth has extended a temporary restraining order blocking the demolition of a parking lot. A hearing in the case has been set for April 12. MM Bellaire One LLC, the developers for Southside Commons, filed suit in December after the city ordered the demo- lition of the parking lot at 4300 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire. City Council be elected as council members. The city will not hold a runoff election. Under the West University Place city charter, no person can serve as mayor or as a council member for more than three successive two-year terms. The last day for residents to regis- ter to vote is April 1. Early voting will run April 19-27. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is April 20.
12 candidates file forWest U council positions
Mayor Susan Sample Kevin Trautner City Council Mathew Mapram Melanie Bell Rich Beck John P. Barnes*
John Mont- gomery Sam Parikh Mardi Turner Shannon Carroll Lauri Lankford* Ed Sobash*
BY HUNTER MARROW
City voters may vote for no more than one candidate for mayor and for no more than four candidates for council members, City Secretary Thelma Gilliam said. The mayor will be selected based on who receives the greatest number of votes. For City Council, the top four vote-getters will
WEST UNIVERSITY PLACE For the upcoming May 1 general election, the city of West University Place has two candidates running for mayor and 10 candidates running for four City Council positions, according to filings with the city secretary.
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