As a result of Winter Storm Uri in February 2021, over 150 old-growth Oleanders died in this record freeze. 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 enjoyment of this area. Staff consulted with Terralab Landscape Architects to explore opportunities for a pedestrian trail and enhanced landscaping in this area.
Improvements were approved after the February 28, 2022, council meeting and construction documents. Initially, only one bid was received for the project, and it was rejected. At the October 10, 22 Council meeting, council approved rebidding the project. The City rebid the Edloe Street Pathway project in December 2022 and received nine (9) bids. The bids are more than anticipated primarily due to the rising cost of materials. On January 23 Council authorized staff to enter into a contract with PMG Project Management Group, LLC, the low bidder who also scored highest on the bid tabulation, to construct a pervious pathway along the east side of Edloe St. between Albans St. and Georgetown St.
Staff also recommended an update to the existing fencing located near the three pedestrian bridges to ensure a uniform look and feel.
Staff met with PMG on January 18, 2023, and are comfortable that they will be able to adhere to the construction schedule with a notice to submittals and procurement beginning in mid- February. Mobilization scheduled for early March, and final completion by early June
The bid specifications included the following proposed improvements:
• A pervious pathway using recycled materials
• 6-foot high aluminum fencing along west side of Poor Farm Ditch
• Irrigation system
• Drinking fountains
Other work not included in the bids is work to relocate the CenterPoint Energy infrastructure and silt fencing installation, both of which are managed by the City.
Audio from the meeting will be posted once it becomes available.
For more information, please email Parks and Recreation Director Susan White or call 713-662-5894. If you would like to receive project updates, please send a request to email@example.com.
Public Process and Engagement
January 23, 2023 - City Council authorized staff to enter into a contract with PMG Management Group , LLC.
January 9, 2023 - City Council approved that staff move forward with the project.
October 10, 2022 - City Council approved staff rebidding the project.
February 28, 2022 - City Council approved the new schematic design which incorporated feedback from the January 10th meeting.
January 10, 2022 - City Council held an initial discussion of the Edloe Street Pathway Project during the Regular Meeting. Audio from this discussion is available by clicking the play button to the right.