Boulevard Oaks Civic Association
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.
BOCA Annual Meeting - Rescheduled
Due to the storm related closure of the HISD system, Poe is unavailable for the meeting originally scheduled for tonight. Therefore, the meeting has been moved back one day to Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Poe (5100 Hazard in the cafeteria), weather permitting.
Please stay safe and dry and report any major roadway problems such as trees down in the right-of-way (street or sidewalk) to the city's 311 operator. We hope to see you on Wednesday evening!
The agenda includes annual elections, report on neighborhood activities, and guest speaker, Council Member Ellen Cohen.
Special thanks to Andrew McCain with John Daugherty Realtors for providing the refreshments. We hope to see you there!
BOCA 4th of July Party: 7/4/15 @ 6:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help with BOCA's annual 4th of July party to be held Saturday, July 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Blvd. This wonderful annual neighborhood event begins with a bike and trike parade, followed by singing of patriotic songs, the cool sounds of Kimberly M'Carver Band, and of course, the Hokey Pokey! Frenchies famous fried chicken and drinks provided. Bring a dish to share and to enter in the food judging contest!
Current BOCA 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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