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Game Changer: Parks and Recreation Coming Soon

Game Changer: Parks and Recreation Coming Soon

A proper home for scooters and soccer balls: This 3.4 acre-field just north of the Library Loop Trail on Wilcrest Drive will become one of two parks in Westchase District. For all the rich amenities in Westchase District – unmatched mobility, award-winning beautifi cation, superior public safety and convenient retail shopping just to name a few – the area historically has been park poor. That’s about to change with the City of Houston’s recent vote…..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

Report to the Community

Report to the Community

Westchase District hosted its annual "Report to the Community" on Thursday, October 18th. Staff vice presidents offered a presentation to Westchase District business owners and property managers about what has been achieved this year and what goals have been set for 2019. "This annual hearing also gives our staff an opportunity to hear from the community and answer questions from our stakeholders," said Chief Operating Officer Dave Gilkeson. "We are proud of what we have…..Read More

Westchase District Traffic Safety Study Underway

Westchase District Traffic Safety Study Underway

The Goodman Corporation is conducting a traffic study of Westchase District intersections. They've completed the first task of identifying the most congested areas as well as the locations with the highest traffic counts. Now we want to hear from YOU! Which signalized intersections in Westchase District should be enhanced to increase safety and reduce congestion? Your input will be used to help identify and prioritize future intersection enhancement projects. Please answer all the questions and…..Read More

HREDA, GHP Spur Into Action to Promote SBA Resources

HREDA, GHP Spur Into Action to Promote SBA Resources

Westchase District continues to find helpful information to share with small business during the COVID-19 crisis. As the Small Business Administration offers guidance, economic development organizations are diligently getting the word out. The Houston Region Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) and Greater Houston Partnership have held weekly meetings focused on SBA resources as thousands of Paycheck Protection Program applications for loans are being processed. While lending institutions like Frost Bank are only serving existing clients, other…..Read More

Elected Officials Join Business Owners to Support Bounce Back Westchase Campaign

Elected Officials Join Business Owners to Support Bounce Back Westchase Campaign

“We need to stay in business. My employees need their jobs.” Tina MacInnes’ words echo the paramount sense of urgency facing hundreds of thousands of businesses across the nation. A leading Salata franchise owner, MacInnes joined local elected officials and economic development professionals at an event hosted at her restaurant. MacInnes’ message found a receptive audience as they all celebrated the launch of Bounce Back Westchase. The campaign was created by Minuteman Press Westchase and…..Read More

Global Experiences Shape Officer’s Career Track

Global Experiences Shape Officer’s Career Track

You could say Ana Bertens was worlds away before joining the Houston Police Department. Her unlikely path to law enforcement came while she traveled back and forth to live between two continents: North America and South America. Born in Santiago, Chile, Bertens’ parents brought her and her siblings to the United States in the 1990s where she spent half of her life between Florida and Houston. After turning 20, she moved back to Chile where…..Read More

Houston TranStar Expands Benefit of Local Roadway Flood Warning System

Houston TranStar Expands Benefit of Local Roadway Flood Warning System

Anticipating an active year ahead for storms in the Atlantic, Houston TranStar reminds residents to prepare for the 2020 Hurricane Season by downloading its mobile app, a tool that shows real-time traffic data and estimates areas of roadway flooding risk during heavy rainfall. Developed in partnership with the Harris County Flood Control District and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute after Hurricane Harvey, TranStar’s Roadway Flood Warning System displays real-time data from 283 weather sensors, an…..Read More

In the Summer of ’95, George W. Bush Was Governor, the Houston Rockets Were NBA Champions & Westchase District Was Born

In the Summer of ’95, George W. Bush Was Governor, the Houston Rockets Were NBA Champions & Westchase District Was Born

Westchase District officially turned 25 on August 28. And our incredible journey began in the summer of a year when H-town had great cause for celebration. Just days before the Houston Rockets won the NBA Championship, a little known, but historically significant occasion took place in Austin when then-Governor George W. Bush signed legislation creating Westchase District on June 12, 1995. The legislation, passed by the 74th Texas State Legislature, became effective on August 28. The…..Read More

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