Land Use in the District

The majority of the acreage in the Montrose District is in single-family residential use, almost one-fourth in retail use and slightly over one-tenth in high density residential (apartments and condominiums) use.

As is typical for older areas near major urban centers, the Montrose District has experienced little growth in recent years with 2012 population estimated to total less than 28,000. A national economic forecasting service, ESRI, projects that little growth will occur in the near future. However, recent new upscale apartment development in the District points to higher growth than was forecast. The District’s popularity among single adults is made evident by the fact that family households only made up 28% of total households in the District in 2012.




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.