What are the planned days and hours of construction?
Construction Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. No construction is expected on Sundays except in case of delays due to weather, etc.
How will you mitigate construction noise?
While construction equipment will be operable during the City of Houston permitted working hours, we will be conscious of the time of day while working with all equipment. With workplace safety being of the utmost importance to us, we will speak with each of the subcontracted companies and request muffled backup alarms to reduce noise as allowed to ensure that equipment can still be safely maneuvered around site.
How will you prevent pre-dawn staging of construction trucks and equipment?
A truck staging area has been designated to reduce the amount of time construction trucks and equipment not being utilized are on-site.
Will there be a flag person for managing entry and exit of construction traffic at the site?
Yes, to ensure safety and help with the flow of traffic, a flag person will be provided as needed for any equipment entering or exiting the jobsite that could potentially disrupt or delay the normal flow of traffic.
Address traffic issues:
Construction vehicles will use Bissonnet and major thoroughfares, not local residential streets; See attached routes using Major thoroughfares on Exhibit A.
Lane closures, not road closures, will be necessary at select times during the construction process that include the following:
Crane erection and dismantle – 3-4 Days ea.
Curb cut and pour back: 3-4 Days ea.
Offsite utility work: 3-4 Days ea.
In each case we will notify the HOAs a minimum of one week in advance.
Mitigation of cut- through traffic in the neighborhoods.
All workers will be directed to leave the project using Bissonnet on the green routes noted on Exhibit A.
Will you limit delivery hours during construction?
While deliveries can vary on a job site, we will be mindful and do our best to limit the hours of construction deliveries and noise.
Will you ban lunch-time food truck parking on Ashby and Bissonnet?
Yes, a lunch truck location will be provided onsite. We don’t have control over non- approved trucks parking on a public street, but we will monitor this daily and do our best to make sure the traffic stays onsite, advising violators of our onsite policy.
How will you prevent crane/crane arm intrusion over adjacent properties and rights of ways?
To address this issue, we will be utilizing a Luffing Crane that allow for materials to be picked up and transported up to the project without swinging over any adjacent properties.
Will you install netting to keep debris from falling into neighbors’ yards or into streets?
Yes, debris netting will be installed around the project as needed.
How will you address job site safety?
At StreetLights, we adhere to the strictest guidelines when it comes to jobsite safety. Our workers receive weekly “Toolbox Talks” related to different aspects of jobsite safety.
Will you provide non-neighborhood off-site parking of construction workers’ personal vehicles?
Yes, a non-neighborhood off-site parking lot is provided for construction workers’ personal vehicles. We anticipate the majority of workers will arrive to the shuttle service location between 6:00-8:00AM and depart between 4:00-6:00PM.
How will you address construction light mitigation and post construction exterior and interior building and apartment lights, garage lights, landscape and pedestrian lights flooding the neighborhood?
Construction lighting will be provided and strategically placed in a way to best mitigate disturbances.
Post-Construction: Lighting will be provided on the building and will be designed in a way that includes low output bulbs, shields, or other methods to reduce light trespass, glare, and light pollution as noted on the City of Houston published ordinance.
How will you address daily mud, dirt, trash, and debris clean-up, at/near the construction site and in the streets?
We will have dedicated personnel monitor the jobsite perimeter daily to maintain cleanliness and pick up any trash.
Will you install a “cattle guard” type wash-off (concrete basin with drain with cattle guard grate) to clean tires of construction equipment before leaving the site?
StreetLights has a full time street sweeper to keep Bissonnet clean. Additionally there will be a paved delivery lane on-site that will minimize what trucks track offsite.
How will you protect our trees?
We will be cognizant of any tree canopies along Bissonnet and Ashby Lane with construction vehicles, including having oversized vehicle routes defined and used to minimize the risk of damage to both trees and equipment while also adhering to required city guidelines.
Will you resurface or reconstruct Bissonnet and Ashby after construction is completed?
All work will be completed as required by the City in the approved permitted plans, but resurfacing/reconstruction is not contemplated as that is not a typical requirement of similar projects.
Who do we call with issues/complaints?
We have established a dedicated phone line and email address for your convenience. A phone line, 346-595-1717 will be answered during work hours and sent to voicemail after hours. An email address, 1717Bissonnet@StreetLights.com is available to you 24/7 and responded to within 24 hours.
How long are the various stages of construction?
Earthwork 3 months. Starting 05/15
Auger Cast Pile, 2 Months Estimated Start 06/05,
Concrete Pours, 16 Months Estimated Start 07/15
Crane Setup, Estimated Start 09/01,
Elevated Deck Estimated Start 09/01,
Exterior Skin 9 Months, Estimated Start May 2024
First Move-In 25 Months, June 2025
Will you guarantee no foundation damage of my home when you drive piles. What will you do to minimize the vibration?
Our construction technique will not drive piles. The foundation will be Auger Piles that do not vibrate the ground to the degree of driving piles thereby minimizing, if not eliminating, risk of damage to neighboring structures.
How will you keep us informed of upcoming interruptions of traffic and noise?
Three week advance notice of upcoming construction activity on-site will be provided to BOCA and Southampton Civic Association with weekly updates.
How will you guarantee no left turns on to Ashby during construction or by tenants?
Traffic onto Ashby will be limited, and workers will be asked to follow Exhibit A as it relates to traffic which will help avoid left hand turns onto Ashby. We will also have the tenant exit marked as right turn only.
Can you guarantee your construction vehicles will not block the street entrance on Wroxton Ct.?
We will be working with all Subcontractors and Vendors to avoid blocking the street entrance on Wroxton Ct. off of Ashby. In the event the street is blocked we will take the necessary measures to mitigate the blockage immediately.
Are there aspects of the building that could be LEED certified?
Our StreetLights projects target a NGBS certification. (See definition below)
Will the finished lot be graded to prevent runoff (flooding) of my back yard?
Yes, and the site will have its own stormwater quality pond to prevent any water runoff.
What are you doing to minimize the environmental impact of the finished site?
A stormwater quality pond will be installed at the site and new landscaping will be planted around the finished project that will coincide with the existing look and feel of the neighborhood. A plan of the future landscaping can be viewed on the attached Exhibit B.
Will the Project Manager establish a relationship with the HOAs?
We have assigned a dedicated communication manager to maintain a relationship with the HOAs. In addition to this individual a VP, Construction will meet with The Langley Construction Committee to keep an open line of communication with the HOA throughout the lifetime of the project and to ensure that the relationship is maintained.
What is your Communications Plan to keep the HOAs informed?
We have established a construction committee as a method for asking and receiving answers to questions/complaints about construction and to serve as a vehicle for alerting the community regarding upcoming activity on the site that may impact traffic or noise. Additionally, we will provide the HOAs a rolling three week advance look at the upcoming activity on-site.
Will there be signage / fencing / netting around the site?
The chain link fencing surrounding the property today will be replaced with appropriate security fencing with clearly defined entrances and exits for construction vehicles. Safety netting will be installed as needed as construction continues.
*The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved green building certification program, specifically focused on single-family and multi-family residential buildings, remodeling projects, and land developments.