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Costello Inc. and Tailored Brands take top prizes from Corporate Challenge

Costello Inc. and Tailored Brands take top prizes from Corporate Challenge

Costello, Inc. -- a Westchase District-based engineering firm -- claimed the top two spots in the Westchase District's 19th annual Corporate Challenge. The "red" team, led by Chad Hartmann, earned top honors, while the "blue" team, led by Brent Palermo claimed the second place trophy. Third pace in the five-event competition went to Tailored Brands and the team led by Stacy Malin. "It's always fun to tally up the results and find out who won…..Read More

Traffic Box Murals Add Color and Whimsy to Westchase District Streets

Traffic Box Murals Add Color and Whimsy to Westchase District Streets

You see them as you drive across Houston: traffic control boxes that sit at intersections throughout the city. Sometimes they’re practically invisible, sometimes they’ve been blighted by urban graffiti. But coming to a corner near you: stunning themed murals will be painted on these boxes, bringing urban art to the intersections of Westchase District. The first box was painted last November by artist Anat Ronen for UP Art Studios. Her artistic rendering of Gulf Coast…..Read More

Local owners/residents build their Westchase District Portfolio

Local owners/residents build their Westchase District Portfolio

Stone Mountain Properties has added to its Westchase District portfolio with the purchase of two office buildings, totaling 154,000 square feet. Owners James and Leeshan Birney already own two apartment communities and one office building in Westchase District. With their purchase of 2424 Wilcrest and 2500 Wilcrest, the couple’s Westchase District portfolio is valued at approximately $50 million. The Birneys live in Westchase District and are always looking for good investment opportunities in the neighborhood. “We…..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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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