City Wide Projects

East Side Project

In 2019, the City authorized the completion of a Citywide Drainage Modeling Study that evaluated and modeled the existing conditions of the City's drainage system. The results indicated that the majority of the City has limited drainage capacity. The City is now moving forward to make systemwide improvements to mitigate the impacts of severe weather.

The East Side improvements are broken down into two packages: 

  • Package One (1) includes paving and drainage upgrades along University Boulevard from Buffalo Speedway to Kirby Drive.
  • Package Two (2) includes paving and drainage upgrades along Wakeforest Avenue from Plumb Street to Pemberton Street, Rice from Wakeforest to Kirby Dr., and Duke Street from Buffalo Speedway to Wakeforest.

To learn more about the improvement projects, click here.

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Edloe Pathway Project

As a result of Winter Storm Uri in February 2021, over 150 old-growth Oleanders died along Edloe Street. These Oleanders, and numerous scrub trees on Edloe from Albans to the property boundary at Tiny’s #5 have since been removed, leaving an opportunity to improve the aesthetics and public enjoyment of this area. This project has reached substantial completion.  

Learn more about this project by clicking here

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Facilities Master Plan

The City of West U is currently developing a Facilities Master Plan, with the goal of identifying the long-term location and function of City buildings. This is an important step for long-range planning for the future of the City’s public service model. With some City facilities dating back to the 1940s, decisions will need to be made in the near future on repairs and renovations. Factors such as the increasing cost of land in the area, changes in local government and public service practices (such as innovations in technology), and the risk of severe weather underscore the need for a guiding plan for public facilities.

City Council adopted the completion of the Facilities Master Plan as a top policy priority for 2021-2022. In accordance with this, staff began working with the City’s consultant, PGAL, in the autumn of 2021 to develop long-term projections for departmental and personnel needs.

Learn more about the City’s Facilities Master Plan Project by clicking here

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Milton Street Water Line

The City of West University Place has identified a cast iron water line which runs along Milton Street from the Milton water well to Mercer Street. This pre-1939 cast iron waterline is nearing its useful life and needs to be replaced. Preliminary engineering has been completed and construction design is anticipated to start in Summer 2022.

Learn more about the Milton Street Water Line Project by clicking here.

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Wastewater Reclamation Project Logo

The City of West University Place is working toward improving economic, environmental, and social sustainability in relation to the City’s water system. The Wastewater Reclamation Project creates an additional revenue source for the City by selling the treated effluent water to an end user versus dumping water to Braes Bayou. This project is currently on hold until further notice pending an agreement with a potential end user. 

Learn more about the Wastewater Reclamation Project by clicking here.

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Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of West University Place’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has been in operation since 1982. Major mechanical equipment is nearing the end of their useful life and are in need of replacement. This project will provide upgrades to the equipment, provide a flood resilient facility, as well as improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment process to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. Design in currently underway with construction anticipated to start in 2023. 

Learn more about the Wastewater Treatment Plant Project by clicking here

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West Side Project

In 2019, the City authorized the completion of a Citywide Drainage Modeling Study that evaluated and modeled the existing conditions of the City's drainage system. The results indicated that the majority of the City has limited drainage capacity. The City is now moving forward to make systemwide improvements to mitigate the impacts of severe weather.

Cobb, Fendley and Associates, Inc. continues to work on additional modeling of the storm sewer system on the west side.  The work includes completing geotechnical work along the property between the railroad easement and West U city limits from Bissonnet to Brays Bayou, as well as options for additional underground detention at optimal locations.