You're Invited: Kickoff for Walnut Bend Reconstruction


Westchase District is about to 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.

To celebrate the launch of the project, we're hosting a kickoff event at 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 10 near the intersection of Walnut Bend Lane and Richmond Avenue. Representatives from Westchase District, the City of Houston and other local government officials will be on hand to mark the start of the project, which is expected to take about 20 months to complete.  The event is free and open to the public, so save the date and look for more details in future issues of The Wire.



MediaTech Institute Fall Orientation Starts August 22

MediaTech Institute

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.

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. The institute also offers programs in music production, digital film and video production, animation and visual effects, web design and mobile app development.


Two New Schools in Westchase District This Fall

Parents now have two brand-new educational options for their children, both of which recently opened in Westchase District.

The MOLO Montessori School, located at 3535 Wilcrest Drive, offers authentic bilingual education in English and Mandarin for children ranging in age from six weeks to six years. Infant, toddler and primary programs are carefully tailored to the developmental needs of each child. To learn more, visit molowestchase.com or call Connie Luhman at 281-888-9898.

The Westchase Neighborhood School is located in the education building of First Methodist Houston, 10570 Westpark Drive. With a mission to guide children to love learning and develop the academic skills and virtues to succeed in life and transform their communities, the school currently is enrolling kindergarten and first grade students. For more information, call 281-815-2131.


  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)


Make Your Own Pickles at Farm-tastic Finale Aug. 15 

The third Thursdays of each month this summer at the farmers market features special activities for children and their families. Rounding out the summer on August 15,  Pat D'Agrella from PEAS Farm will lead special pickle-making classes, where for a small fee, kids can make pickles on the spot and take them home in a jar to enjoy later. 

Plus, we'll have FREE face-painting and a pet parade, as well as the Harris County Master Gardners leading kid-friendly activities. So pack up the family and enjoy one last summer fling at the market on Aug. 15!

 

Kids can make their own pickles at the market on Aug. 15.

Area Students Benefit from WDCF Summer Supply Drive


(Clockwise from top left: EHRA Engineering; Neighborhood Schools; Sneed Elementary School; Westchase Creek Apartments)

Westchase District businesses contributed generously this summer to the school supply drive hosted by the Westchase District Community Fund.

Four full carloads of donated school supplies were delivered to Neighborhood Schools, Paul Revere Middle School, Sneed Elementary School and West Houston Assistance Ministries. Thanks to all who participated in the drive.

Retail, Service Centers See Increased Occupancy in Q2


Every quarter, our office makes personal contact with the folks at each of the 261 properties that make up Westchase District to get the latest on who's in, who's out and how things are going. We've compiled our occupancy data for Q2 2019 online for your easy retrieval and review, but we thought we'd also give it to you at a glance:
  • Apartments: 92%
  • Hotels: 67%
  • Office Space: 81%
  • Retail: 83%
  • Service Centers: 92%
Among the data: retail occupancy rose 2% over last quarter, while service center occupancy edged up by a percentage point, representing a 5% increase over this time last year. Both numbers are an encouraging show of confidence in the area and a validation of the efforts of the District to attract and retain high-quality tenants.



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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