Elmside/Woodchase Streetscape Improvements Taking Shape, Pedestrian Light Poles Will Illuminate Nights
Crews cap a pedestrian light pole with a light head on Woodchase Drive.

Months of construction progress and work are enhancing Elmside and Woodchase Drives as streetscape improvements are nearing completion. Select driveway sections along the path have been replaced and repaved while wider, continuous sidewalks have been built on the east side of the street. The new sidewalks connect pedestrians and cyclists from Westheimer to Woodchase Park. Along the 1.4 mile-path, the District replaced span wires with the installation of traffic light mast arms (at Westpark and Richmond), added seat walls, bike racks, half-moon spheres and mile markers. Numerous pedestrian light poles will illuminate the path in the evenings and enhanced landscaping, including Loquat-leaf Oak and Crape Myrtle trees, will be added along the sidewalks.  

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Elmside and Woodchase Drive Improvements
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Westchase District Commercial Market Holds Steady

According to Sherry Fox, Westchase District's vice president of communications, the District has been somewhat resilient to the impact of the pandemic which struck last year.

"All of our land uses, except for hotels, have maintained strong occupancies during the pandemic-induced real estate crunch. While our office buildings aren't fully-occupied as employees continue to work from home, they are maintaining a strong leased percentage," said Fox. "And some notable new leases, including Vroom and Key Energy, are indicative that quality businesses still want to locate in Westchase District. As we put the pandemic behind us and as Westchase District completes all its roadway and park projects, our market will be in an even stronger position to compete for new leases."

View the District's quarterly market updates in Apartment, Hotel, Retail, Office and Service Center reports.
Calling All Artistic Talents: Step up to the Mic on June 18!

Do you have a flair for waxing poetic stanzas and creative prose? Maybe it's reading aloud passages from originally-authored short stories, sharing visually abstract creations on canvas or exhibiting stunning photography? Or perhaps, you've got musical talent and are willing to perform on instruments like piano, guitar or drums before a live audience. Moreover, if you'd like to enjoy seeing this artistic extravaganza, First Methodist Houston West has the venue for you at 3663 Westcenter Drive where it's launching a new opportunity for the creative community to showcase its talents. Writers, actors, poets, musicians, dancers, film producers, and others can perform in front of a live audience on Friday, June 18. Email 3663group@gmail.com for more information, or send a DM on Instagram @threesixsixthree.
 Thursdays @ 3 p.m. *Rain or shine* St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042 (at Rogerdale, just west of Beltway 8)

Bring the Kids, Farmtastic is Coming!

Farmtastic is back! Farmers market goers can experience a petting zoo, balloon twist art, learn how to make bird houses, pickles, and hear great music. Families are invited to bring their kids for a fun variety of activities at the Westchase District Farmers Market on June 17 and July 15, from 4 - 6 p.m. 

The activities for each Farmtastic is as follows:

Thursday, June 17th:
  • Music from outlaw country trio Downers Grove
  • Petting Zoo with farm animals
  • Pickle-making from PEAS Farm
  • Watermelon Game (Guess the correct weight and win a prize)
  • Simple kids crafts by Harris County Master Gardeners
Thursday, July 15:
  • Music from outlaw country trio Downers Grove
  • Balloon twist art (from hand bracelets to Spider Man)
  • Face painting
  • Simple kids crafts by Harris County Master Gardeners
Download the flyer for Farmtastic and share it with your community!


Houston West Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Westchase District at 2019-2020 Celebration

Clockwise from left: Outgoing board chair Dave Gilkeson is congratulated by HWCOC President Kari Werner; attendees played Plinko for District prizes; Sherry Fox with Gilkeson and Chester Jacinto at the District's booth; and Kelly Aylesworth and Fox display District's award.

The Houston West Chamber of Commerce appropriately themed its recent celebration to the 'Roaring 20s' because it had been more than a year since the chamber hosted a gala event where members could attend in person. After a year of on-line events, the HWCOC member spirit and cheer were indeed roaring back as it celebrated the return of live events. Westchase District was recognized with a Building the Community Award - 2020.

The award highlighted the District's dedication in helping the business community continue to thrive in West Houston. HWCOC celebrated dozens of outstanding members and volunteers for 2019 and 2020. HWCOC capped the celebration by paying tribute to Dave Gilkeson, Westchase District's COO and vice president, for serving as the chamber's 2020 board chairman. Adding to the fun festivities and accolades, Sherry Fox, Westchase District's vice president of communications took the top prize in the "Best Costume" contest. 

Houston TranStar Offers Hurricane Season Preparedness Tips

It's always good to have your check list of supplies you'll need in the event of an emergency like a hurricane says TranStar.
While residents are no strangers to heavy rain events throughout the year, and particularly during hurricane season, which runs from June 1 - November 30, Transportation and Emergency Management personnel at Houston TranStar are stressing the importance of being prepared for severe weather.

"Your ability to survive a hurricane depends on you having a plan, staying informed, and preparing wisely," said Dinah Massie, Executive Director for Houston TranStar. Read More

About Westchase District
Westchase District is a municipal management district funded by local property owners in a 4.2 square-mile area centered on Sam Houston Tollway between I-10 and US-59 on the west side of Houston, Texas. 

The district promotes growth by enhancing: 
  • Mobility
  • Beautification 
  • Public Safety
  • Planning and Development


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