We are pleased to announce that our grant from the City of Houston has funded, and we have now officially been reimbursed for half the cost of our Cherryhurst Sign Topper community project! Hopefully by now you have seen the toppers adorning each Cherryhurst intersection. Thank you to everyone that helped make this a reality, especially to Friends of Cherryhurst Park for sponsoring the CCA's efforts!
Application - David de la Cerda
Design/Manufacturing - EJ Farhood
Fundraising/Installation - Emily Covey, Carol Rensink, June Spencer
David Arnold & Karma Buford
Jack & Anne Bellows
Chad & Emily Covey
Avrim Fishkind & Wendy Hawkins
Patrick & Lacy Gill
Randall Hance & John Obsta
David & Carol Rensink
Jeff Ross & Doris Williams
James & Heather Vaughn
AND to everyone who purchased a reusable grocery bag or ate a meal or two at Shake Shack! (We still have some grocery bags left, and will bring them to National Night Out (Oct. 1 at Cherryhurst Community Center) for purchase.
We are excited to be getting so close to the finish line on this community beautification project for Cherryhurst. Soon you will see installers working on the tops of each street sign in Cherryhurst, as mapped above.
If you have not yet had a chance to contribute to this effort, we still have some grocery bags to sell! Just let a CCA or Friends of Cherryhurst Park board member know, and we will arrange to get you one. They are $25 with all proceeds benefitting FCP. Donations should be made payable to Friends of Cherryhurst Park (P.O. Box 130953, Houston, TX, 77219-0953) or by paying online here.
Stay tuned for a community celebration once the signs are installed and the grant has funded!
Many thanks to everyone for coming out to Shake Shack last week for our Cherryhurst sign topper fundraiser. Our neighbors and friends consumed more than $1,100 worth of shakes, fries and burgers, worth a donation from Shake Shack of $275! We are so close to raising the needed funds for our Cherryhurst sign toppers. You can still help us reach our goal.
Buy a bag! We have 25 more bags. These reusable cotton grocery bags have the Cherryhurst sign topper pictured on them. They are good quality and provide ample space for groceries. For $25, you can help reduce plastic bag waste while also supporting your neighborhood!
Sponsor a Topper! We are grateful for all the "Topper Sponsors" thus far. For $75, you, too, can become an official "Topper Sponsor."
Donations should be made payable to Friends of Cherryhurst Park (P.O. Box 130953, Houston, TX, 77219-0953) or by paying online here. A tax receipt will be provided via email.
Many thanks in advance for your support of this exciting beautification project for Cherryhurst! Any excess funds raised will benefit the mission of the Friends of Cherryhurst Park.
Some of our neighbors will soon be applying to renew the already-existing City of Houston special Minimum Building Line (MBL) ordinances, which currently apply to some of the blocks in Cherryhurst.
An MBL ordinance preserves the prevailing front building line (the front “setback”) of the homes on a block. The MBL ordinances are not new to Cherryhurst – several blocks in Cherryhurst have MBL ordinances that have been in effect for more than 18 years, but they will expire soon. For more information about MBL ordinances in general and the renewal process in particular, go to this link.
As part of the MBL renewal application process, two signs will need to be posted on each block where a renewal application is pending with the City. These signs are a normal requirement of the MBL renewal process.
Again, these expiring MBL ordinances have been in effect for more than 18 years. Nothing about them is new for Cherryhurst. We just wanted to inform the neighborhood about the renewal process and what to expect. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this process.
Emily Covey Trevor Jefferies
President, Cherryhurst Civic Association Chair, Deed Restriction Committee
The Cherryhurst Civic Association with help from the Friends of Cherryhurst Park (FCP), a 501c(3), is pleased to be a recipient of the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program by District C/Ellen Cohen. To fund the community-designed sign toppers on each of our 24 street signs, the City has promised to match 50% percent of our cost. Our deadline for project completion (including installation) is June 28, 2019. Let’s make this happen!!!
Mark your calendars! We will kick off our fundraising effort on Monday, March 25 at Shake Shack, our new neighbor located at 1002 Westheimer. Shake Shack will generously return 25% of proceeds all day long to FCP if you mention “Friends of Cherryhurst Park” at the register or present the flyer below. Invite friends, go for lunch, take a shake break in the afternoon, and then join your Cherryhurst neighbors for dinner and conversation from 6-8 PM!
Buy a bag! We will be selling reusable cotton grocery bags with the Cherryhurst sign topper pictured on them. For $25, you can help reduce waste while supporting your neighborhood! We will have the bags during lunch and dinner at Shake Shack on March 25th for purchase. Can't make the event but want a bag? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor a Topper! For $75, you can fund one of 24 sign toppers. Donate to the fund by mailing a check to Friends of Cherryhurst Park (P.O. Box 130953, Houston, TX, 77219-0953) or by paying online. Any amount will help us reach our goal, but $75 will make you an official “Topper Sponsor.”
Many thanks in advance for your support of this exciting beautification project for Cherryhurst! Any excess funds raised will benefit the mission of the FCP.