Montrose Bridge Lights Will Be Operating Intermittently During Final Phase of Installation

UPDATE: Lights for the Montrose Blvd. bridges are in, and installation is underway. Traffic will be re-routed during this final phase of installation, which is expected to take 7-10 days. Thank you for your patience. Planned testing and fine-tuning is underway; requiring some downtime for the bridge lights through mid-April...

By | March 14, 2017

University of St. Thomas Celebrates 70th Anniversary

The University of St. Thomas is celebrating two major milestones this year: its 70th anniversary as a university and the 20th anniversary of its iconic Chapel of St. Basil, designed by legendary architect Philip Johnson. The university was founded in 1947 by the Basilian Fathers, an order of Catholic priests...

By | March 13, 2017

Houston City Council Approves Montrose Management District’s Application for a Special Parking Area

Houston, Texas (March 1, 2017) – Montrose Management District (MMD) is pleased to announce that today the Houston City Council unanimously approved their request for a Special Parking Area (SPA). The SPA is intended to relax the city’s strict parking requirements for Montrose-area businesses. Currently, the city requires that all...

By | March 2, 2017

Identity Markers Go Up Around Montrose

If you’ve driven through Montrose recently, you’ve probably noticed them: the 13-foot-high sturdy metal signposts that have arisen at major commercial intersections around the district. Surmounted by a stylish silver sign featuring the Montrose District’s art deco logo, the 13 so-called identity markers are intended to better designate neighborhood boundaries and...

By | February 7, 2017

Economic Development Brochure

The mission of the Montrose District is to attract public and private investment, provide professional management to the area, and enhance the economic well-being of the community. In order to assist with this mission, the District is empowered to finance projects and plans related to public safety, business and economic...

By | November 11, 2016

Esplanade Improvement Project FAQ

What is the esplanade improvement project? The esplanade improvement project aims to improve the esplanades so that they reinforce the appeal and identity of the larger Montrose community, and contribute aesthetically to the neighborhood. Materials for each esplanade have been selected with for their high quality and low maintenance requirements...

By | May 20, 2016
  • March 23, 2017

    Notice of public hearing for the 2017 Annual Action Plan

    The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department has prepared the Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan, which serves as the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal entitlement grants, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships...

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  • March 16, 2017

    Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston

    The Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston is a rigorous, four-week summer program and in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing...

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  • March 7, 2017

    Announcing MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops for the Surface Water Supply Project

    Please join the West Harris County Regional Water Authority for City of Houston MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops for the Surface Water Supply Project You are invited to participate in workshops held by the West Harris County Regional Water Authority to encourage local MWSBE and...

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  • March 6, 2017

    City of Houston Rolls Out Meaningful Change Campaign to Combat Homelessness, Panhandling

    We are proud of Montrose Management District Executive Director David Hawes for his work on this important project with Mayor Sylvester Turner. Homelessness and panhandling are both chronic problems of any major city, but Houston has made incredible strides in ameliorating both. Below is the City’s multi-part,...

  • February 28, 2017

    My Montrose: Mark De Lange, Hamburger Mary’s

    Mark De Lange is the owner of the first Houston location of legendary restaurant chain Hamburger Mary’s.  Tell us about the history of Hamburger Mary’s. It was founded in 1972 in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Everybody would pregame at Mary’s, then go to the bars, and...