Bellaire City Council heard recommendations from Public Works Director Michael Leech on Aug. 1 regarding a resident's request to install a new sidewalk path along the south side of Paseo Park.

Paseo Park is a small three-block trail between north and south Bellaire Boulevard, just east of Rice Avenue, and contains the Bellaire Streetcar Line landmark.

The park has sidewalks running along the north, west and east sides of the park with a conspicuous gap on the park’s south side.

Public works brought two proposals for council to mull over: The first plan, nicknamed the “Straight Shot,” is a 275-foot addition along the park’s southern border, costing an estimated $20,000-$30,000. The second option, nicknamed the “Short Side,” would add an attaching line of sidewalk between the park’s southwest corner and the sidewalk along the streetcar, costing an estimated $15,000-$25,000.

No decision has been made as city staff plans a more concrete presentation for council.