Business & Economic Development

Business & Economic Development Committee

Fourth Wednesday of the Month
11:30 a.m. – 5020 Montrose, 2nd floor lobby conference room of Prosperity Bank
Ben E. Brewer III

Programs and projects include:

  • Plan and implement a vision for the District that makes the community a more walkable, cultural and stimulating place to work, live and play.
  • Improve the District infrastructure by fully implementing a capital improvements program for the Montrose TIRZ.
  • Launch new efforts to attract and retain small businesses and professionals in the District.
  • Support the restaurant and retail business owners in the District by holding periodic workshops to address their opportunities and problems.
  • Continue to host annual real estate forum luncheons which stimulate interest in the District on the part of property owners, investors, developers, brokers and businesses.
  • Provide market data and other information to developers considering new capital projects or leasing space in newly developed facilities.
  • Develop a strategic outreach plan for earned media and evaluate plan successes on an on-going basis.
  • Strengthen and expand our Communications Plan to increase community and business engagement via our website and social media outlets.
  • Continue direct outreach to businesses via visits from the Business Ambassador.
  • Continue to promote and support cultural activities within the District.

District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.