Welcome!

The Kempwood subdivision in Houston, Texas had its beginning in 1964 when 144 homes were built on the north side of Kempwood just west of Campbell road. Many of the first residents were first-time homeowners just beginning to raise a family. The neighborhood is now a congenial mix of all ages, cultures and origins.

The Kempwood Civic Association was founded to promote a safe and attractive community in which to live. One of the ways we seek to achieve this goal is through deed restrictions. Since Houston does not have zoning ordinances, as many cities do, the deed restrictions serve somewhat the same purpose. The enforcement of these rules is not intended to be dictatorial or restrictive of one's rights but serve to maintain the value of our property and provide a pleasant place in which to live. Please make yourself familiar with these rules; you may also obtain a copy from one of the board members.




Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 7:00 pm on first Tuesday of each month at Fire Station 77, Kempwood at Gessner. Residents are encouraged to attend. View meeting dates on our Calendar.


Dues

The Civic Association annual dues are $35.00. These dues are allocated as follows:

  • $20 for maintenance of the Kempwood esplanade;
  • $10 for mosquito control;
  • $5 for the general fund.
This is a very reasonable amount when compared with $150-$800 mandatory maintenance fees that are required in some "HOA" neighborhoods! We urge you to join our group when one of your neighbors comes around to collect the dues this year.

Recent Announcements

  • What can you do about civic nuisances? From time to time we see "Bandit Signs" in our area. These are small signs illegally placed on or near public streets. If you want to help beautify the neighborhood, you can be Court-certified as a volunteer to document and confiscate these signs. You'll learn how to identify and classify illegal signage, how to document your work for potential county lawsuits against offenders, and more. To take the Bandit Sign Training and receive certification, contact the Harris County Attorney's Office.The same office can help with many other nuisances. If you notice sexually oriented business and illegal gambling devices within the county, contact the same office for assistance.
    Posted May 8, 2017, 9:08 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Annual General Meeting General Meeting of the Kempwood Civic Association will be held at 7:00pm on February 21, 2017 at the Fire Station at Kempwood @ Gessner for the purpose of electing officers. 2016 dues must be paid to be eligible to vote.
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:38 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • Water Lines to be Replaced The City of Houston has notified residents that all the water lines in the Kempwood neighborhood are to be replaced. This project starts immediately and will continue for over 1 year. Other nearby neighborhoods are included, as is a portion of Kempwood Drive east of Campbell.You can download the city drawings related to Kempwood subdivision using the link below. Construction will be carried out on all of our streets (Lively, Crestdale, Crestdale Circle, Blankenship, Spring Valley, Rockhurst, and Springrock).Be prepared for disruptions of traffic flow and water service with little notice. If you have any rarely-used vehicles at your property, please move them to other locations, as access to driveways may be cut off and workers or ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2017, 11:34 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • Parking on the Street? Kempwood sees a lot of guest traffic, and often cars can't be parked in the garage or up the driveway. The City of Houston has a few laws that may apply to your car or those of your visitors. For instance, it is illegal to:Park blocking the sidewalk.Park on the street within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.That's about the length of a compact car like a Chevy Cruze or a Ford Fusion.Park on the wrong side of the street (with the car facing against traffic).Park on the street for more than 24 hours.Park on the street with the right side wheels more than 18" from the curb, or leaving less than ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2016, 1:39 PM by Charles Peklenk
  • City Recycling: No glass in recycling bins Under the city's new recycling contract, glass jars and bottles will no longer be accepted in the green recycling bins starting immediately. Please refer to this article for details.Check this map for drop-off locations for glass items.
    Posted Mar 25, 2016, 11:02 PM by Charles Peklenk
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