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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

Student Art Adorns Benches along Brays Bayou Connector Trail

Student Art Adorns Benches along Brays Bayou Connector Trail

Art students from Elsik High School in the Alief Independent School District have been studying the concept of sacred geometry and recently turned their own geometry designs into mosaic tiles that are incorporated into concrete seat walls along Westchase District’s Brays Bayou Connector Trail. When Louis Jullien, Westchase District’s projects director, approached local artist Reginald Adams about creating public artwork for the trail involving youth from the community, Adams said mosaics were top of mind.…..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

Folio West opens for new residents

Folio West opens for new residents

The first residents are moving in this week to Folio West, Westchase District's newest Class A apartment community. The four-story community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 600 square feet to 1,900 square feet and is built around a center parking structure and courtyard. The 266-unit community is located prominently on Westheimer at 2525 CityWest Boulevard. The community offers tops-in-class amenities, including: pool with outdoor kitchen, spa and cabanas, courtyard with a…..Read More

Officer Tim Vaca knows the ins and outs of Westchase District

Officer Tim Vaca knows the ins and outs of Westchase District

This past winter, Westchase District Patrol officers passed out 2017 promotional calendars to apartment managers, office managers and retail owners. The calendars served two purposes: creating awareness about the patrols and providing occasions for officers to mingle with Westchase District stakeholders. It’s an opportunity relished by Officer Tim Vaca. “I like working Westchase District because I get to interact with people more than on my regular shift,” he said. “I’m always moving around and I’m…..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

Costello, Inc. Earns Top Spot at 2017 Corporate Challenge

Costello, Inc. Earns Top Spot at 2017 Corporate Challenge

First Place Overall, Costello, Inc. "Blue" Team For the seventh year in a row, a team from Costello Engineering, Inc. claimed the coveted traveling trophy as overall winner of Westchase District's 20th annual annual Corporate Challenge. The "blue" team, led by Brent Palermo earned top honors, while Tailored Brand's "Buy 1, Get 4 Free" team, led by Stacy Malin, came in second. Third place in the six-event competition went to the Paul Revere Patriots, led…..Read More

Business in Westchase

Business in Westchase

Whether working, leasing or owning, when you do business in Westchase, you get the best of all worlds: Best Freeway Access in Houston Surrounded by I-10, the West Sam Houston Tollway, U.S. 59 and the Westpark Tollway, Westchase District has unmatched freeway access. And the series of major roadways running through the District including Briar Forest, Westheimer, Richmond, Westpark, Wilcrest and South Gessner offer even more commute options. Plus it’s a quick 35-minute drive to…..Read More

2017 Corporate Challenge a Super, Sunny Success

2017 Corporate Challenge a Super, Sunny Success

Weather was perfect, some new events kept things interesting and a good time was had by all at the 2017 Westchase District Corporate Challenge last Friday. Celebrating no serious athletics just serious fun, about 300 competitors, staff and volunteers participated in the challenge, which has taken place for 20 years at Quillian Recreation Center. "We've been trying to convince our management to let us participate for years," said Diana Brown with Harvey Builders. "It was…..Read More

Find It: Westchase District at Your Fingertips

Find It: Westchase District at Your Fingertips

Several METRO bus routes run through Westchase District, but which ones? Where’s the nearest bank? How do I find where the District’s trails are located? The answers to these questions and more can now be found within a new online map created by the District to help users find what they’re searching for with just a few clicks or taps. The map includes: METRO bus routes and park and ride stations; trails; restaurants; hotels; banks;…..Read More

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