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March 2, 2017

Levy Park

photo credit: Morris Malakoff courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
Levy Park reopened last week to thousands of visitors from all corners of Houston and the surrounding area. 

The event showcased the regular weekly programs visitors can expect at the park. Visitors enjoyed a piano concert, yoga, face-painting, gardening demos, dance, story-time and a live mural painted by Houston artist, Gonzo. The event also offered food-truck service and a pop-up tent from Chef, Tim Love, who will be operating permanent food service in the park in the near future.  

Levy Park is now open with a full schedule of programs and events. If you have not been out to see this remarkable urban green-space, stop by and see it for yourself. 
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Upper Kirby Construction
Bammel Storm Sewer Complete This Week

Westheimer Reconstruction: Kirby to Buffalo Speedway

As workers continue to install water and storm sewer line improvements between Bellemeade and Eastside, mobilization has begun for a second crew to begin concurrent work on the Buffalo Speedway intersection. 

The first phase of this work is to connect the new storm sewer system to the Buffalo Speedway facility just north of the center of the intersection. Traffic moving north/south on Buffalo Speedway and traffic moving east/west on Westheimer will be narrowed down through the intersection during this phase of work. 

Motorists traveling to destinations that are not immediately adjacent to the Buffalo Speedway/Westheimer intersection are advised to consider using parallel streets to avoid the intersection during this phase. Motorists who are passing through the intersection are asked to observe the pavement markings as the construction traffic control requires curbside drivers to stop farther back than is typical for the intersection.  
Once the storm connection is made and paved in the center of the intersection, crews will begin replacing the northernmost quarter of the intersection. Work will then continue east toward Kirby on the north side of the roadway. 
Once the northern half of the roadway is complete, crews will switch traffic to the new pavement and begin work on the south side of the street. Again, the contractor will seek approval to work between Buffalo Speedway and Bellemeade in an effort to expedite work. The contractor will aim to complete the run between Buffalo Speedway and Eastside (fronting Lamar High School and St. John's School) over the summer months.
Lateral storm lines are being installed on Sackett and Bammel between Alabama and Westheimer. Storm sewer work on Bammel is expected to be completed later today. Pavement restoration is underway here as well. Once new surface has been placed, work on Sackett can begin. It is expected that crews will not be ready to begin on Sackett until mid-March.
The current plan is to have the project substantially complete by the end of October with some back of curb improvements and landscaping continuing into November. 

For more information on Upper Kirby construction and related activities or for construction related issues or concerns, please contact Travis Younkin at 713.524.8000 or  travis@upperkirby.org.   
Upper Kirby Conference Center

Upper Kirby's Conference Cente r is centrally locat ed and easily accessible  from US 59 and Kirby Dr. in the hear t of Houston. 

Ideal for hosting your organization's seminars, meetings or social events.
 42' x 26' Room (1,092 sf.)
  •  Exterior door accessible after business 

  • hours and on weekends
  •  Wi-Fi / Internet Accessible
  •  64" television/projection screen
  •  Kitchenette with sink, coffee maker, ice maker an
  • d microwave oven
  •  Ten - 6' x 2' collapsible conference tables
  •  Large Conference table - 18' x 4 ½ 'OR can be reconfigured to:
1 (One) -55" x 55" round table and
3 (three) -55" x 55" square tables
  •  18 - Conference chairs
  •  40 - Stackable chairs
  •  Credenza
Room accommodates 75-100 guests standing  buffet reception style set-up.
For more information, contact  Linda Gilliam at 713.524.8000 or  linda@upperkirby.org

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Upper Kirby is a constantly evolving urban area marked by an outstanding location, great shopping, unique residential neighborhoods, smart development and a small town feel. It is an area of successful businesses, involved communities and a synergy between the public and private sectors. It is the heartbeat of Houston and everywhere you want to be.