Welcome to the
Boulevard Oaks Civic Association


Boulevard Oaks Civic Association
P.O. Box 540331
Houston, Texas 77254
Voice: (713) 528-2622

E-mail: info@boulevardoaks.org







Boulevard Oaks is one of Houston's premier inner city neighborhoods, noted for its beauty and grace. Located near Rice University, approximately four miles southwest of Downtown, its boundaries are the Southwest Freeway to the north, Morningside to the west, Bissonnet to the south, and Graustark/Parkway to the east (plus the 5300 blocks of Cherokee and Mandell, the 1700 blocks of Albans, Wroxton, Bolsover and Rice Blvd., and properties facing Ashby). There are more than 1,200 residences, together with some 30 small businesses along Bissonnet and Sunset. See Map. A wide variety of housing is found in the neighborhood ranging from old mansions to bungalows, and a small section of ranch-style homes built after World War II, though many have been recently replaced by larger two-story homes. The advantages of Boulevard Oaks can be summed up under three headings: location, beauty, and neighborhood culture.

South Blvd. Water Line Construction Meeting: 9/25/2018

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tues. Sept. 25, 2018
WHERE: Poe Elementary School Cafeteria, 5100 Hazard St. (77098)

Residents of South Blvd and interested neighbors are encouraged to attend a public meeting at Poe about the upcoming Water Line improvement project running along the entirety of South Blvd through Boulevard Oaks. We hope to see you there next Tuesday.

Planned improvements include installation of new water lines and rehabilitation of existing water lines to increase availability of water, improve circulation and fire protection.

Project Area: Begins at intersection of Westpark & Edloe, and extends along South Blvd, Berthea, and ends at Montrose Blvd. Project #: S-000901-0013-4

Night Out is October 2nd, 2018

Celebrate Night Out! Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on your block. Boulevard Oaks Civic Association (BOCA) and the Patrol service encourage you to take to the streets and meet your neighbors! Turn on your porch lights and join your neighbors for block gatherings. The Southampton/Boulevard Oaks Patrol Service will be stopping by, as well as local on-duty HPD units. This is a great opportunity to bield relationships and meet the officers who help keep our neighborhood safe. We're hoping for a high participation rate again this year!

Texas Night Out, originally National Night Out, was moved to October in Texas due to the heat and mosquitoes that are problematic in August. Goals of the event are:

- Heighten crime prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhood is organized and will fight back

Please consider organizing a gathering on your block. Gatherings can be as simple as lawn chairs at the end of the driveway and BYO, or set up your grill and ice chest in the front yard and see who shows up. Some blocks have more formal gatherings and offer burgers/dogs and invite neighbors to bring a dish to share. Please notify us if you plan to host so that we can send the Patrol and HPD to visit you. Reply to this message for more information, or to report the address and timeframe of a planned event, or to request a template invitation that you can deliver to your neighbors.

May/June 2018 Newsletter

City of Houston Sidewalk Variance Form

The city recently changed its standards for sidewalk replacement form 4 ft. wide to 5 ft wide regardless of location and type of street. This new requirement is detrimental to our street trees and alters the character of our neighborhood by creating more paved surfaces. BOCA encourages all neighbors who are contemplating a sidewalk replacement and builders building new homes to replace sidewalks with 4 ft wide sidewalks to match the rest of the neighborhood. The city has a variance procedure that is easy to follow. The application can be found here. Select “HOA Letter” as your reason for requesting the variance. Please attach our letter to your request. The BOCA letter can be found here.


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