The Friends of North Rosenberg Resource Center is one step closer to completion.

At the last regular Rosenberg City Council meeting, council members approved the final plat for the center.

This item was placed on the consent agenda and passed unanimously.

According to city staff, with plat approval, construction can finally begin.

The resource center property consists of approximately 2.6 acres on one block and one reserve and is located between Avenue E to the north and Walnut Avenue to the south, and Chestnut Street to the west and Third Street to the east.

The purpose of this plat is, as the name indicates, for a new location for Attack Poverty/Friends of North Rosenberg. The plat is dedicating the necessary right-of-way to Walnut Avenue and Third Street.

When this item was brought to the Rosenberg Planning Commission in October, it passed unanimously.

“We like to be in the communities where we are serving,” the late Richard Logan, who served as president of Attack Poverty, explained to council in March of 2019. “We’re currently working in a very small space. It’s all of 900 square-feet.

“But a lot of great things are happening there. There is huge room for growth. So we imagine a neighborhood resource center, much like the one we built in north Richmond, designed to directly support the programs.”

In other business, council members entered an inter-local agreement with Fort Bend County for fire department housing.

The city executed an inter-local agreement with Fort Bend County in 2015 for use of the county-owned facility, located at 4336 SH 36.

This agreement was last amended in 2017 to include the use of one bay space at the EMS station, located at 4332 SH 36, and extend the term of the agreement until December 31, 2022 with automatic one year renewals.

The agreement allows the fire department to utilize two office spaces, sleeping quarters and extend the use of the bay space.

Further, the agreement for the fire administration office will be in place until December 31, 2029, with one year automatic renewals.

According to city staff, the use of the space at 4332 SH 36 would allow the fire department to plan for expanding staff and adding a fire apparatus at this location to improve fire protection coverage in the city.

There are currently four fire stations that serve the city of Rosenberg.

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