Tag Archives: Streetscape

Overhead Utility Removal

Tom’s work with streetscape improvements, and later with economic development projects, provided numerous opportunities to work through the hurdles necessary to take down cluttered utility pole lines. On several occasions the removal of the entire line could not be achieved … Continue reading

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Convention Center Area

See the post about this area at Tom’s blog NewUrbanStreets.com.  

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Public Art

Streetscape enhancement projects and park projects Tom managed included public art components. ┬áThe Cotswold project included extensive art components on Texas Ave, Priaire St. and Preston St.. Inclusion of art was in the sidewalk space had the goal of being … Continue reading

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Freedmen’s Town Streets

Freemen’s Town streets have many unique challenges with the primary one being the ROW is only 35 feet wide. Between 2014 and 2017 the streets and sidewalks will be rebuilt with all but two streets being funded and managed by … Continue reading

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METRO Rail and Transit Sts.

METRO’s Downtown/Midtown Transit Streets began in 1997 and it and their first light rail segment on Main St were complete in 2006. Tom’s services related to this project was to the Downtown Management District who funded the street trees with … Continue reading

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SE Streets and Sidewalks

Tom provided construction management oversight to The Southeast Sidewalk project. The project improved the streetscape and particularly the sidewalks 35 blocks in the southeast quadrant of downtown Houston. The pedestrian space was upgraded with wider sidewalks meeting ADA standards with … Continue reading

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Cotswold: A Walking Place

Tom’s role began with his being selected as the construction manager while an employee of an engineering consultant. After the first project he joined the Management District as the Director of Construction. The Cotswold Program was in three phases for … Continue reading

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Urban Streets

The improvements and implementation of long-postponed maintenance of the streets and utilities in the very busy inner city environment of the 4th largest city in the USA provide exposure to a wide variety of challenges. A large percentage of those … Continue reading

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