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Our Design Standards and Streetscape Guidelines workshop was a success, thanks in large part to your participation. We appreciate everyone who took part in this important forum. Your input will be an integral part of the planning and development that will ultimately give our District a sense of place and boost long-term economic vitality.

The work continues and your opinion matters now more than ever! Here is a fast, easy way to make your voice heard! From now until July 16th, the Energy Corridor Standards and Streetscape Guidelines Values Workshop Online Survey is another great opportunity to express your thoughts about issues you believe pose a challenge to walkability and multimodal transit. You can also share what you think are critical streetscape improvements. Your feedback and insights will be incorporated into guidelines and concepts.

And the best part? It will take less than five minutes to complete this survey.

Your input is critical as we start to turn feedback and insights into actual guidelines concepts. 
This is the first round of broad stakeholder engagement for the District’s Design Standards and Streetscape Guidelines project. We will do more once the guidelines are in draft form.
The Design and Streetscape plan aims to create a solid framework for both private investment and public infrastructure to thrive, while creating a healthy place to live, work and play. We invite you to be part of the process!
The Evolution of Flexible Workspaces
A District Discovery Exclusive
This week, we introduce you to the evolution of co-working spaces. Office Evolution, a co-work, office sharing business, is cutting edge, tech-forward, business savvy, and in high demand. More importantly, it is located right here in the Energy Corridor District!
When owners Faith Goff and Kerri Rigsby were looking for a prime location to launch Office Evolution, the Energy Corridor District was the perfect fit. The newly minted business partners wanted their company, which is locally owned and operated, to be in close proximity to the world's leading energy companies. The District checked all the boxes. When they opened their doors in 2020, it was a dream come true. Office Evolution was the only co-working and shared office space business within the Energy Corridor District. They had high hopes.

Weeks later, the world came to a grinding halt amid a crippling global pandemic. As companies tightened their belts, Office Evolution braced for the worst. No demand, no clients, meant no revenue. Eventually, that would mean a company they worked so hard to establish would fold before they even got a chance to succeed.
We were fortunate enough to meet up with Faith and Kerri earlier this week. With restrictions easing and businesses showing signs of life, they explained that not only did Office Evolution survive the effects of the global pandemic, the company, (located at 15115 Park Row in the Energy Corridor) pivoted, adapted, and reinvented their business model to roll with the “new normal”. The future looks bright for OE.
To Serve and Protect in the District
From left to right: Sgt. Chris Sheffield, Elijah J. Williams, Sgt. Frank Salas

It's important to build solid, reliable relationships with law enforcement partners in any community. The Energy Corridor District is no exception. In fact, when Sgt. Chris Sheffield is not answering the call to serve and protect, he visits regularly to engage with staff and update us on the important issues affecting the District and discuss how they will be addressed. During a recent visit, Sgt. Sheffield let us know he'd been promoted to the position of Senior Officer and introduced us to Sgt. Frank Salas, who takes on a supervisory role in the Energy Corridor District's Public Safety and Security Patrol.

Sgt. Salas assures us that community engagement remains a priority. In fact, on Tuesday the Energy Corridor District invited business owners, property managers, hoteliers, employees, landowners, and public safety personnel to a virtual Quarterly Public Safety Meeting where representatives from the Houston Police DepartmentHarris County Constable Precinct 5 , and the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management spoke to attendees about crime prevention, crime statistics in the District, business security, workplace safety, and other public safety topics. We extend our deepest gratitude to Benzon John (OEM), Commander Nathan Nguyen (HPD Northwest Command), Senior Officer Timothy Whitaker (HPD Westside Command), and Officer Liu (HPD) for their invaluable contribution to our meeting.

Those in attendance expressed their gratitude that safety officials not only took the time to answer their questions, but they also reassured them that they would be available via phone, email, and even on social media!

Stay tuned! These meetings are held quarterly, and present an excellent opportunity to get you questions answered and meet the men and women who make your safety and well-being a priority.

Our Constables and our HPD partners are true civil servants, and ready to help. To contact Constable Precinct 5, click here. To get in touch with the Houston Police Department, click on this link.
Restaurant of the Month: Chick Houz
Just in time for the weekend! Our Restaurant of the Month is Chick Houz!

Looking for a great spot to enjoy a nice lunch? Or maybe you want to head out with friends and family for fresh, healthy eatin' and exceptional customer service. Why not stop by the Energy Corridor District’s Restaurant of the Month, Chick Houz. We did!!!! Our team headed over to their location at 14838 Park Row, and they did not disappoint. The management and staff were awesome and appreciated the patronage. Nothing beats supporting our local businesses. When we can enjoy a great meal and cool company, that is a bonus!
Remember, the Energy Corridor District is the go-to location for the best restaurants. For a complete list of dining options, visit our website.


Community Service For a Great Cause
It was a week of giving back and paying it forward, and we enjoyed every minute of it!

The Energy Corridor District staff was hard at work, and for a good cause. We joined our friends at Granite Properties to help pack snack boxes for the Houston Boys & Girls Clubs. Hundreds of boxes were packaged, sealed, and signed with inspiring messages to the kids during Granite's Strike Out Hunger event. The theme of the day, Giving Back in Olympic Proportions, was not only a great nod to the 2021 Summer Olympics (which are in full swing), but it also reminded us that all teams, big and small, can come together and make a difference.

Boys & Girls Clubs are all about providing youth with a safe, constructive, supportive environment when they are not at home or at school, where they can have fun with peers and be guided by trained youth development professionals. We are proud of Granite for organizing this cool summer event. Our Energy Corridor team agrees, playing a role in that worthwhile effort, was like winning Olympic gold!
Support Your Local Farmers!
Visit The Energy Corridor's Farmers Market this Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and bring home a healthy basket of fresh veggies and juicy fruits, or choose from a selection of items from local vendors, including body scrubs, natural skincare, candles, homemade jellies, and much more!

You bring the bags, they'll supply the rest!

Come out, shop, and support small local farmers by bringing in some much-needed business! The market is located at Republic Square in the Energy Corridor, 15300 Memorial Drive. Click below to learn more about the type of baskets you could create.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Updates
No appointments necessary! The Houston Health Department is accepting walk-ins at all of its COVID-19 vaccination sites.

The health department is also extending hours at some of these sites to make it even easier for residents to get vaccinated. 

For more information on vaccination sites and hours of operations, click here.
Did you know?
Thursday's Trivia
Put away the remote, hang up the smartphone, and put on your golfing, tennis, biking, walking, jogging, or rollerblading gear! The Energy Corridor District provides residents with abundant acres of recreational parks and trails to help maintain an active, happy, and healthy lifestyle.
Do you know how many acres of land the parks and trails cover?
21,000 acres
14,000 acres
26,000 acres
27,000 acres
About The Energy Corridor District
The Energy Corridor District is an advocate for one of Houston’s premier business centers and destinations. Established in 2001 by the Texas Legislature as Harris County Improvement District #4, The District was created to promote, develop, encourage, maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, recreation, arts, entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public welfare within its boundaries.
Home to the headquarters and regional offices of prominent global firms within the energy sector and beyond, the District consists of over 2,000 acres, stretching along IH-10 from Kirkwood Road to west of Barker Cypress Road, and extending south along Eldridge Parkway to south of Briar Forest Drive. The District also offers access to assets such as Buffalo Bayou, Terry Hershey Park, various recreational trails, and adjacency to over 26,000 acres of parks and open space.
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