Tarkett Site Sold; Midtown Office Tower Details; The Cost of Mowing Houston’s Vacant Lots

Fountains at Memorial City parking garage

Photo of Fountains at Memorial City parking garage mural: elnina via Swamplot Flickr Pool


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  • While it’s good that there was a review of what contractors were being paid to mow vacant lots the city owns, it’s a little bit like “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” because there would be complaints if they weren’t maintained to standards set by the city or HOAs.
    It took a Metro board member receiving a wrongful citation to review HOT / HOV lane to instigate an investigation of abuses by LEOs giving tickets to those not violating the policies? Now how much will it cost to review cases for wrongful citations, and can the officers who are doing this stuff get some real penalties?

  • Anybody know how I can find the daily demolition permits issued? Really miss that section from Swamplot.

  • The daily demo permits can be found on the CoH online permits site: http://www.houstonpermittingcenter.org/city-of-houston-permits/online-permits.html
    You can search for sold permits by various criteria (one criterion at a time), and then, once you have the job number, you can search for status of the job and any red or green tags it may have.
    Demos are sometimes listed under DEMO, but sometimes all there is is a plumbing disconnect permit.

  • The city need to just have truck spray ground clear on these lots, problem solved.