Padding the District’s Public Safety Efforts

Padding the District’s Public Safety Efforts

Picture this: surveillance cameras are trained on a Westchase District business. Monitoring software detects a group of individuals congregating in a corner of the parking lot and sends a notification to a patrol officer on duty. With a few finger taps, the officer then pulls up the video feed on an iPad and spreads his fingertips on the touchscreen to zoom in to get a better look at faces and to determine if he should…..Read More

A New Look at an Old Address

A New Look at an Old Address

Whether you’re searching for commercial real estate information, hunting for the perfect apartment or just want to know more about the area, westchasedistrict.com is your source for all that and more. Visited by more than 20,000 users each month, the website received a major overhaul this summer that resulted in not only a fresh new look, but usability boosts that will ensure that visitors can find what they’re looking for more quickly.   Strong pillars…..Read More

Two More Trails Under Construction To Be Completed Soon

Two More Trails Under Construction To Be Completed Soon

On August 1, workers began pouring concrete for the latest addition to the Westchase District trail system, the Westpark Trail. This 10-foot-wide trail is located just north of the Westpark Tollway, runs .6 miles east-west between South Gessner Road and Briarpark Drive, and connects to METRO's Gessner Park & Ride lot (see orange line on map above). Another trail in the works is the Wilcrest Connector Trail, a .3-mile trail also located north of the…..Read More

Take Livable Centers Study Survey

Take Livable Centers Study Survey

The Westchase District Livable Centers study is examining the green area outline on the map above.   The Houston-Galveston Area Council's Livable Centers Program encourages the development and design of walkable, mixed-use places that provide a variety of transportation options, improve environmental quality and promote economic development. Westchase District is an H-GAC livable centers planning study partner examining these issues. We need the community's feedback to help set the study's priorities and inform our recommendations.   We want…..Read More

Wilcrest Improvements to Begin in July

Wilcrest Improvements to Begin in July

Westchase District motorists who use Wilcrest will enjoy the new improvements coming to the Wilcrest/Westheimer intersection. More than 80,000 vehicles travel through this busy intersection every day and the many possible turning movements that occur immediately north of the intersection can slow traffic and cause considerable congestion. "On Wilcrest just north of Westheimer, there are several misaligned driveways in close proximity to one another. That, coupled with the high traffic counts, creates a challenging traffic…..Read More

Student Art Adorns Benches along Brays Bayou Connector Trail

Student Art Adorns Benches along Brays Bayou Connector Trail

Art students from Elsik High School in the Alief Independent School District have been studying the concept of sacred geometry and recently turned their own geometry designs into mosaic tiles that are incorporated into concrete seat walls along Westchase District’s Brays Bayou Connector Trail. When Louis Jullien, Westchase District’s projects director, approached local artist Reginald Adams about creating public artwork for the trail involving youth from the community, Adams said mosaics were top of mind.…..Read More

City-wide Initiative Aims to Curb Panhandling and Homelessness

City-wide Initiative Aims to Curb Panhandling and Homelessness

As the economy has faltered, more individuals stake out street corners, grab their cups and cardboard signs and solicit money from strangers. Their signs are plaintive: “lost job,” “single mom,” “unemployed veteran,” or “have cancer/no insurance.” Some motorists are motivated to help these individuals, handing out whatever spare change they have in their possession or distributing carefully-assembled plastic bags with toiletries and snacks. But how do you know that your donation is really helping someone…..Read More

Folio West opens for new residents

Folio West opens for new residents

The first residents are moving in this week to Folio West, Westchase District's newest Class A apartment community. The four-story community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 600 square feet to 1,900 square feet and is built around a center parking structure and courtyard. The 266-unit community is located prominently on Westheimer at 2525 CityWest Boulevard. The community offers tops-in-class amenities, including: pool with outdoor kitchen, spa and cabanas, courtyard with a…..Read More

Officer Tim Vaca knows the ins and outs of Westchase District

Officer Tim Vaca knows the ins and outs of Westchase District

This past winter, Westchase District Patrol officers passed out 2017 promotional calendars to apartment managers, office managers and retail owners. The calendars served two purposes: creating awareness about the patrols and providing occasions for officers to mingle with Westchase District stakeholders. It’s an opportunity relished by Officer Tim Vaca. “I like working Westchase District because I get to interact with people more than on my regular shift,” he said. “I’m always moving around and I’m…..Read More

Find authentic modern Mexican food at Cantina Laredo

Find authentic modern Mexican food at Cantina Laredo

When Cantina Laredo opened in December 2003, the gourmet Mexican restaurant prided itself on providing a contemporary spin on traditional Mexican recipes. Thirteen years later, the venue has become one of the jewels in Westchase District’s culinary crown (or sombrero, take your pick), all the while maintaining a modern-day look, atmosphere and menu.   Founded in Dallas in 1984, the upscale chain is owned by Consolidated Restaurant Operations, Inc. and was named by Restaurant Business…..Read More