Energy Corridor District®
Created in 2001 by the Texas Legislature, The Energy Corridor District® (Harris County Improvement District #4) has worked tirelessly to enhance our community’s quality of life and sense of place by implementing mobility, public safety, and streetscape and business development initiatives. The Energy Corridor District consists of over 1700 acres that extend along both sides of Interstate 10 from Kirkwood to west of Barker Cypress and along Eldridge Parkway from north of IH-10 to south of Briar Forest.
The Energy Corridor District’s vision is to be internationally recognized as a premier place in which to work, live, and invest. Our primary purpose is to increase the value of properties in the district through the following:
- Transportation – Leverage existing resources to create a superior transportation system of roadways and public transportation facilities and amenities offering a diversity of commuting solutions to get around the District effectively by addressing current and future infrastructure needs.
- Security and Public Safety – Bring new investment to every aspect of the District by maintaining and enhancing a safe environment in both perception and reality. The District builds relationships between public safety agencies (such as HPD) and property owners to maintain a safe and secure environment.
- Urban Environmental Design – Promote compact quality development that creates a pedestrian and bicycle friendly place that is enjoyable and people-oriented in order to attract and retain employees, increase values and facilitate business development. The District works with public agencies to enhance The Energy Corridor’s streets, highways, parks, and natural areas to create a unique and marketable identity.
- Business Development – Continue to grow as the primary business location on Houston’s west side and as one of the most desirable places in the City of Houston and Harris County in which to live, work, shop, visit, build or invest.
- Staffing and Administration – Render professional management or programs, attract necessary government capital investment, services and improvements and supplement them where needed and provide funding that allows property owners to share cost equitability.
A board of directors compromised of property owners, tenants and/or resident representatives directs the policies and direction of the District. A full time staff provides professional project staffing and administration with office space in the District that is accessible to all property owners and constituents.