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The latest local sidewalk project funded by the office of Houston City Council member Abbie Kamin, the addition of a sidewalk on the north side of East 7th Street between Arlington and Cortlandt streets in the Heights, will provide a missing link to the MKT Trail. But two nearby property owners wonder how necessary it is, with existing trail access points nearby.


One of the most iconic Victorian homes in the Heights, the “Castle House” at 1802 Harvard St., has had a new owner for the last year-and-a-half. John and Jan Greer have been updating the grounds on the property and are installing a new rain garden in the ditch along 18th Street, which drew complaints to the city from at least one neighbor. But the city is OK with the Greer’s plan, which aims to further beautify the property while protecting against flooding.