The mission of the District is to attract public and private investment, provide professional management to the area and enhance the economic well-being of the community. To assist with this mission, the District is empowered to finance projects and plans related to public safety, business and economic development, mobility and transportation, and beautification. The District also leverages local resources, public and private, to enhance the business environment and quality of life in the area.
In creating and continuing a management district, property owners seek to:
- Organize themselves to pursue a common vision.
- Create capital investment, services and improvement.
- Render continuous, focused, and professional management of the area’s needs.
- Provide cost-effective funding mechanisms for improvements.
- Advance the District as a superior place to conduct business, invest, live, work, and visit.
The District’s Board of Directors pursues these goals through a variety of programs and projects focused on four areas:
- Public Safety and Security
- Business & Economic Development and Marketing
- Planning, Mobility, Environmental & Urban Design, and Visual Improvements
- Project Staffing and Administration
The First 10 Years
The Montrose Management District is a combination of two Harris County improvement districts – HCID No. 6 and HCID No. 11 – both of which were created by the Texas Legislature with consent granted by the Houston City Council. HCID No. 6 was comprised of what is today the eastern portion of the District east of Montrose Blvd. HCID No. 11 occupies the portion of the District west of Montrose to Shepherd.
In February, 2011, the Board of the two HCIDs adopted an order consolidating them into a single management district. At the same time, the size of the Board was increased from 11 to 15 members. The all-volunteer Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month. Board meetings are public meetings, and visitors are welcome to register and speak on matters of interest or concern pertaining to the District.
The Board of Directors believes that by being pro-active, we as a community, can shape the places where we live and work. The Board is supported in their efforts by staff specialists and an executive director who perform planning, budgeting, accounting, project management, economic development and marketing functions at the direction of the Board. While each of the core service areas is critical to enhancing the already vibrant Montrose community, it is long-range strategic planning that provides the foundation for everything we do.