Mobility

Road to a More Mobile Westchase

Road to a More Mobile Westchase

Westchase District has launched its latest mobility study with the aid of more than 20 community leaders who will meet over the next six months to review mobility conditions in Westchase and make recommendations for future improvements.The group includes representatives of the City of Houston, Alief ISD, Houston METRO, Houston Police Department, Harris County Toll Road Authority, Ft. Bend County, Houston-Galveston Area Council, as well as area employers, property owners and neighborhoods. Since its inception,…..Read More

Dig This: District Breaks Ground on Hike and Bike Trail

Dig This: District Breaks Ground on Hike and Bike Trail

A Scoop of a Story: Dishing the dirt are (from left): Jim Murphy, Westchase District; Lucio Ortiz, Texas Department of Transportation; Gwen Tillotson, City of Houston; Sandra Musgrove, Harris County Flood Control District; and Philip Schneidau, Westchase District Board of Directors.   City, county and state officials joined Westchase District for a groundbreaking ceremony recently marking the construction start of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail (BBCT). The new 1.92-mile trail will run south from Richmond…..Read More

Dig It: District Grows Trail Network

Dig It: District Grows Trail Network

In emerging subdivisions or master-planned communities, it’s relatively easy to develop a park or design a winding trail for residents. In an area with precious little undeveloped land such as Westchase District, shoehorning in outdoor amenities among existing structures can prove a challenge. However, by the end of this year Westchase District will feature nearly four miles of off-street trails for joggers, walkers and bicyclists. This spring Westchase District broke ground on Brays Bayou Connector…..Read More

Looking Good: New Mastarms and Landscaping

Looking Good: New Mastarms and Landscaping

Two new projects are underway in Westchase District which have things looking spiffy. First up: at the request of the District, the City of Houston is upgrading the traffic signal at the intersection of Briarpark and Westpark, replacing the traditional span-wires with the cleaner and safer mastarm signal poles.   Next, the Texas Department of Transportation is landscaping the greenspace along southbound Beltway 8, just north of Bellaire. TxDOT funded 100 percent of the construction…..Read More

Amenities and Access Drive Leasing Decisions

Amenities and Access Drive Leasing Decisions

Top names in commercial real estate gathered to discuss the “Future of Westchase District” at the biennial event sponsored by Bisnow and hosted by Parkway Properties at its Westchase District campus – the four building, 1.4 million square foot CityWestPlace. The event was moderated by Westchase District General Manager Jim Murphy who led off the discussion by asking what amenities tenants are looking for these days. “We used to push restaurants,” said Philip Schneidau of…..Read More

Westchase District Breaks Ground on Third Hike and Bike Trail

Westchase District Breaks Ground on Third Hike and Bike Trail

Dig This: Members of the Westchase District community broke ground Friday on the .6-mile HCC Campus Trail near Westheimer and Hayes Road. (From left): Jack Pidgeon, West Houston Christian Center; James Koski, Office of Mayor Sylvester Turner; Zachary Hodges, HCC Northwest; Tracy Bridge, CenterPoint Energy; Beth Van Winkle, Milestone Management; and Jim Murphy, Westchase District. Westchase District staff and West Houston civic leaders broke ground Friday morning on the HCC Campus Trail, Westchase District’s third…..Read More

Trail Prepped for Spring Debut

Trail Prepped for Spring Debut

Bird’s Eye View: This picture of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail taken by a drone shows a stretch of the 1.92-mile trail as it runs south to Art Storey Park. Only a year after its groundbreaking ceremony, the Brays Bayou Connector Trail (BBCT) is nearing completion and will be open for walkers, joggers and bicyclists by late spring. The 1.92-mile off-street trail features underpasses at Richmond Avenue, Westpark Drive, Westpark Tollway, Harwin Drive and Bellaire…..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

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

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

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