July 2019

Found 5 blog entries for July 2019.

Boulevard Realty's very own Wendy Rosenfeld lends a hand with an artsy project in the Near Northside. Wendy welcomed two talented hardworking Near Northside artists to help capture the spirit of currently listed 407 Goldrenrod by hosting a Near Northside art event showcasing amazing talent by local artists! The proceeds from the art that was sold last Thursday went to an organization called Avenue CDC. Avenue CDC is an organization with deep roots in the Near Northside to help preserve the Near Northside.

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Kenny Terrell is often seen going above and beyond the average call of a Realtor. He knows the devil is in the details of a listing and personally painted a client's mailbox to ensure all the listing photos popped. It's not surprising when you consider Kenny is well known for service above self as a Veteran, Eagle Scout, and Houston Heights Association Board Member. 

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The Friends of Oak Forest Park is one of Rhonda's Oak Forest Faves! Through their spectacular fundraising events like the Festival of Abilities, collaboration with the City of Houston and neighbors and local businesses working together they’ve raised funds to create a park for kids of all abilities. Their mission is the one of the many reasons why Rhonda enjoys sponsoring this festival. 

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Harris County Commissioner's Court moved forward with a vote to adopt interim floodplain development rules yesterday, and one of the most sweeping changes is to the stormwater detention requirements for new development county-wide. The purpose of these changes is to continue to make the region more flood-resilient in the long-run, and stormwater detention and drainage play a huge role in this. Basically, detention is any feature on a tract of land that serves to slow down the rate of drainage downstream and/or into the storm sewer system. When the rate of drainage is too fast, that puts properties which may be downstream or "lower" at greater risk of flooding, and there is obviously a chain reaction to this. While most of the current regulations at the

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Boulevard's resident flood expert Bill Baldwin is quoted in the Houston Chronicle article "After supporting flood bond, Houston-area developers want to delay new building rules" on the county-wide push to modify the floodplain development code as it relates to stormwater detention and other standards in anticipation of a "growing" floodplain. Read more at the link below!

Houston Association of Realtors board member Bill Baldwin said the county must focus on developing “smart policy” and advocated for a three-month delay implementing the new rules. He lamented that a group of stakeholders, a mix of city and county officials, developers and engineers, had met just twice since the flood control district proposed the rule changes in March. “I sure would

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