Progress toward Smoother, Safer Traffic

Progress toward Smoother, Safer Traffic

Median improvements underway to streamline, beautify Wilcrest Drive north of Westheimer Westchase District motorists who use Wilcrest Drive will soon enjoy many new improvements under construction along the roadway. More than 80,000 vehicles travel through the intersection of Wilcrest at Westheimer Road 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…..Read More

Artists Augmenting Aesthetics of Area Assets

Artists Augmenting Aesthetics of Area Assets

District invests in public art to alter the everyday into the exceptional   Westchase District is looking a little more colorful lately and not just because of the changing seasons. Several public art projects funded by the District are giving the area added flair, transforming ordinary objects into welcoming scenes of visual interest and creating a sense of place. Muralitos, murals and mosaics While not a new concept (government has funded public art since the…..Read More

Westchase on the Run delights participants, nets $2500 for area schools

Westchase on the Run delights participants, nets $2500 for area schools

  Billed as “the fun run for people who aren’t runners,” Westchase on the Run marks the first time Westchase District has hosted a special event on its newly completed trail system. The run/walk, which was sponsored by Portico at West8 and PS Lightwave, took place on Veteran’s Day and attracted more than 200 paid participants. "We think the addition of the trails are part of what help make Westchase the premier area in which…..Read More

A Means to Meaningful Employment

A Means to Meaningful Employment

For those wanting to learn skills that will place them in professional careers, higher education options abound in Westchase District. Already, students have their choices of American InterContinental University, Houston Community College (and its partnership with the University of Texas at Tyler), the Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Fuller Theological Seminary. Add to the list the District’s newest degree-granting institution: the Interactive College of Technology.   Degrees and diplomas Founded in Athens, Georgia in…..Read More

Come experience our trails at first-ever fun run

Come experience our trails at first-ever fun run

On Saturday, November 11, Westchase District will host its first-ever fun run on the Westchase District trail system. "Westchase on the Run" will kick-off at 8 am from METRO's Westchase Park & Ride lot at 11050 Harwin Drive. “We’ve just completed the construction of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail, so we’re excited about this opportunity to show off the trail by hosting this fun run,” said Sherry Fox, vice president of communications, who is organizing…..Read More

METRO Bus Stops in Westchase District Receive a Facelift

METRO Bus Stops in Westchase District Receive a Facelift

Projects Director Louis Jullien is always looking for a way to bring new art to Westchase District. He’s the staff member responsible for bringing “muralitos” (the utility box murals found at intersections) to Westchase District and the billboard-sized murals that decorate the Library Loop Trail. More recently, he commissioned artist Larry Crawford to paint additional murals on the retaining walls on Rogerdale, bringing still more color and whimsy to the streets of Westchase District. Jullien’s latest…..Read More

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