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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, www.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

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 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

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

Next Generation Office Space Opens on Briarpark

Next Generation Office Space Opens on Briarpark

Lockton associates enjoy amenities at newest office building in Westchase District As the world’s largest privately-owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, Lockton Companies, Inc. provides insurance, risk management and employee benefits solutions from 85 locations in 26 countries. Recently, Lockton relocated its 280 Houston employees from the Galleria area to a brand new office building in Westchase District.   Building a better workspace “Previously, it could take our associates 30 to 40 minutes sometimes to get…..Read More

Higher Ed Options Abound at Nearby Schools

Higher Ed Options Abound at Nearby Schools

College degrees, certificates offered at several institutions in Westchase District   Whether you’re graduating from high school, looking to take your career to the next level, returning to the workforce or simply wanting to explore new directions, Westchase District offers several degree-granting higher education options that are worth considering.   “I had looked at other schools downtown, but I didn’t want to commute more than an hour each way for night school,” said Rayshell Ford,…..Read More

Low-Key Approach Fits District Business to a T

Low-Key Approach Fits District Business to a T

  Inside an unassuming service center in Westchase District on Westoffice Drive sits Accent Screen Printing, Inc., a woman-owned business that has quietly been decorating garments with screen printing and embroidery since 1994. Owner Paula Sidler estimates that in 2017 alone, her crew of 12 employees adorned about one million garments with logos, names, numbers and designs.   From P.E. to printing A former health and physical education teacher, Sidler said she would take her…..Read More

Mural Pays Tribute to Harvey Heroes

Mural Pays Tribute to Harvey Heroes

  Another public art installation is taking place this summer in Westchase District and will be the District’s largest piece to date: a 100-foot wide by 20-foot tall mural designed as a tribute to Hurricane Harvey rescuers.   Flood channel canvas The mural will be located on a concrete slope where the Brays Bayou Connector Trail intersects with the Wilcrest Connector Trail, just north of the Westpark Tollway. The trail follows along a Harris County…..Read More

Robinson Westchase Neighborhood Library reopens with new features, services

Robinson Westchase Neighborhood Library reopens with new features, services

A fashion show, origami classes and a Chinese lion dance were all part of the recent grand reopening celebration of the Judson W. Robinson, Jr. Westchase Neighborhood Library, located at 3223 Wilcrest Drive. After being closed since September 2016 for extensive renovations, the library is back and better than ever, offering the latest technology, helpful staff and a state-of-the-art gathering space for community events and exhibits.   Rich history The library first opened in 1991…..Read More

New interactive art coming to Trailside Park

New interactive art coming to Trailside Park

More improvements will soon be coming to Westchase District’s Trailside Park, thanks to a $1500 grant from America Walks. The “Community Change Micro Grant” awarded to the Westchase District Community Fund was one of only 20 grants extended to local organizations for 2019 and the only grant awarded in Texas. The grant program supports local efforts to create safe, accessible and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Westchase District Projects Director Louis Jullien…..Read More

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