Study Summary and Goals

The Westchase Study provides recommendations that guide future land use and transportation investments east of Beltway 8. Specifically, the recommends:

  • Creating a greater sense of place through the construction of a mixed-use pedestrian corridor, The Promenade, a new signature park for the District, mixed-use redevelopment of neighborhood retail, and transit-oriented development at the Gessner Park-and-Ride.
  • Building on the District’s walkability by implementing a series of walkable loops along the street grid, activating the area’s large setbacks, and creating new paths along the property lines of the many multi-family complexes.
  • Improving the District’s bike network by connecting across the Beltway to Library Loop Trail and making links to Brays Bayou.
  • Developing new housing options while retaining the area’s affordability.

Received 2019 Silver Planning Achievement Award in Urban Design from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APATX).

Study Area Map

The focus of the Westchase Livable Center study is in the east portion of the Westchase District, from Rogerdale Road/Sam Houston Parkway to Gessner Road/Westerland Drive (west to east), and Westheimer Road/Ella Lee Lane to Westpark Tollway (north to south).

West Chase Study Area Map

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Local Partners

Westchase Management District

Lead Consultant

Asakura Robinson Company