The Texas State Legislature created Westchase District in 1995 to promote economic development within our specific boundaries. We accomplish that goal by promoting and improving area mobility, beautification, and public safety. We also promote the area through communications and marketing and have developed a long-range plan to ensure that Westchase remains the commercial and cultural heart of West Houston for generations to come.


Long-Range Plan

A collaborative two-year process that involved our Board of Directors and staff, public agency representatives, numerous stakeholders, architects, engineers and urban planners conceived Westchase District’s Long-Range Plan and brought it to life. The result is a vision that is both compelling and ambitious but also achievable with time. The plan provides a framework to help guide future development. By making changes to the public environment that developers can leverage, it will attract investment and increase economic values in Westchase District. We have already implemented the first part of the plan by developing a three-part trail system that connects Westchase District to the Brays Bayou trail system and Art Storey Park south of Bellaire.


380 Area Agreement

Westchase District and the City of Houston created the 380 Area Agreement to support the District’s ambitious long-range plane. The 380 Agreement is a contract between Westchase District and the City of Houston that provides the District with funds to construct City-approved infrastructure projects. It is somewhat like a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) where the assessed value of properties within the 380 Area is capped and two-thirds of the increased revenues are provided to the District for infrastructure projects. Westchase District is finishing the last two projects (Camden Park and the rebuild of Meadowglen Lane) that were approved in the first 10-year agreement. Meanwhile, Houston City Council approved a second 10-year 380 agreement that will bring in another $233 million in infrastructure improvements to Westchase District. These revenues will be used to attract and leverage additional funds. 


Greenspace for Westchase

The Greenspace for Westchase campaign was created to cover the $3.2 million gap in funds necessary to build Camden Park into a regional destination. Camden Park will be built on a 3.5-acre parcel of land located on Wilcrest Drive immediately north of Robinson-Westchase Library and Westchase District’s Library Loop Trail. The park is under construction and is expected to open in 2025. Donors to the Greenspace in Westchase campaign will be recognized on a special donor wall at the park.


Mobility Plan

The Westchase District Mobility Plan is an effort to define a clear direction in transportation by bringing together relevant plans and projects; developing a clear and comprehensive understanding of the existing state of mobility; agreeing to consensus-driven goals; and providing strategic recommendations on how to realize the District’s vision for excellent mobility. The District leverages the plan to seek additional funding at both the state and federal levels to finance recommended improvements.


Ped Bike Plan

Westchase District has a long-term pedestrian/bicycle master plan. This plan’s purpose is to identify pedestrian and bicycling needs and create initiatives to improve bicycle transportation, recreation and pedestrian and transit access throughout Westchase District.

Livable Centers Study Promenade Rendering

Livable Centers Study

A year-long effort among Westchase District, the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Asakura Robinson and Walter P. Moore, The Livable Centers Study represents a step in the continued evolution of efforts to create a more pedestrian-friendly and mobile community. The study area focuses on the eastern portion of Westchase District and aims to help provide future alternate transportation choices, improved housing options and enhanced economic competitiveness.

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