Tree Removal Begins on Walnut Bend Lane

Tree Removal Begins on Walnut Bend Lane

Mitigation Plan Ensures that More Trees Will be Planted than will be Destroyed Removing trees that are growing in the public right-of-way can be controversial. We think of these trees as “our” shared property and enjoy the shade they provide, the habitat they offer for birds and small critters and the visual appeal of that leafy, green canopy. Sometimes that is the same for trees on private property that must be removed to accommodate a…..Read More

Convenient Cultural Resources for Filipino Community

Convenient Cultural Resources for Filipino Community

After 25-year absence, Philippine Consulate General office reopens in Westchase District Earlier this year, the Republic of the Philippines opened a new Philippine Consulate General (PCG) office in Westchase District at 9990 Richmond. The move was met with overwhelmingly positive response from Filipino-Americans and Philippine nationals alike throughout the south-central region of the United States, as the office assists thousands, promotes national culture and strengthens international economic ties. Return to the region In addition to…..Read More

Reconstruction of Walnut Bend Lane will benefit motorists, pedestrians and cyclists

Reconstruction of Walnut Bend Lane will benefit motorists, pedestrians and cyclists

  Later this summer, Westchase District will move forward with the largest capital improvement project it has ever undertaken: a $20 million reconstruction of the section of Walnut Bend Lane that runs from Westpark Drive to Westheimer Road. Workers will reconstruct nearly 6,000 feet of roadway, construct enhanced sidewalks and upgrade underground public utility lines. Extensive improvements will include pedestrian lighting, dedicated bike lanes, custom bus shelters, extensive landscaping, bike racks, benches and signage.  …..Read More

MediaTech Institute Turns Passions into Professions

MediaTech Institute Turns Passions into Professions

    Within its 4.2 square miles, Westchase District is home to seven degree-granting higher education institutions, including one of the state’s finest recording engineering schools. Nestled in the Wilcrest Green Office Park, MediaTech Institute, located at 3234 Walnut Bend Lane, is a hidden gem for students interested in careers in the digital technology, multimedia production and entertainment industries.   Sunrise Sound The 15,000 square-foot recording studio and production facility was originally known as Sunrise…..Read More

A Sweet Location for Home2 Suites by Hilton

A Sweet Location for Home2 Suites by Hilton

  There’s a new home for guests visiting Westchase District, the Home2 Suites by Hilton Houston Westchase, which opened in April at 3125 Wilcrest Drive. We first reported about the long-awaited hotel in a 2014 issue of Westchase Today, but a change in developers delayed design and construction for several years. However, the wait was worth it – the four-story, 120-room hotel offers guests a sleek, modern design and high-tech amenities in a highly-desirable location.…..Read More

Meet the Globetrotter with the Gold Bars

Meet the Globetrotter with the Gold Bars

          Cruise Control: HPD Lieutenant Paul George often can be seen cruising by the District’s trail system on patrol.   Over time, Westchase District has earned a reputation as a low crime area, thanks to the consistent efforts of the Westchase District Patrol. That success is tied directly to the high caliber of talented and ambitious patrol officers the District attracts. More than one quarter of the District’s patrol officers hold…..Read More

District Businesses Support School Supply Drive

District Businesses Support School Supply Drive

Almost 20 Westchase District-area businesses are participating in the Westchase District Community Fund's school supply drive, taking place during the month of July. Each location is hosting a donation box for school supplies that the WDCF will distribute among Sneed Elementary School, Paul Revere Middle School, Neighborhood Schools and West Houston Assistance Ministries. Requested supplies include: Backpacks (transparent or mesh) Colored pencils Construction paper Copy paper Crayons Filler paper Markers Pencils Pencil pouches Pens Rulers…..Read More

Beemac Logistics Swarms to Westchase District

Beemac Logistics Swarms to Westchase District

Like nectar to bees, Westchase District’s superior mobility and office amenities have attracted yet another corporate leader to its boundaries – Beemac Logistics recently occupied about 5,000 square feet of the Towers at Westchase II, located in the District at 10350 Richmond Avenue. The lease is the latest in a fresh swarm of expansions and relocations that sweeten the District’s reputation as a beehive for corporate colonization.   Honey, we’re home Founded in 1984 by…..Read More

Best of Westchase Winners Revealed

Best of Westchase Winners Revealed

Westchase District's 4.2 square-mile area is packed with outstanding dining, shopping and amenities. Whether they live in Westchase District or merely “reside” here during workday hours, Houstonians definitely have their favorite places to eat, shop and maybe even hide from their boss in the District. We celebrated and honored local favorites in 2005 and 2010, and we decided that this year it was time to rekindle the love affair with all things Westchase. We accepted…..Read More

Technology-assisted Conversations in the Collaboratorium

Technology-assisted Conversations in the Collaboratorium

  When the Westchase District’s Board of Directors met last fall for their annual retreat, they convened in an innovative 4,000-square-foot solution design center at Houston Community College’s West Houston Institute, located at 2811 Hayes Road. The space is called the Collaboratorium and in it trained facilitators conduct workshops using an interactive touchscreen that resembles something from the sci-fi movie Minority Report. It’s a unique facility that employs the latest technology in the service of…..Read More

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