Opportunity Among the Houston Districts | The 5th Houston Sustainability Indicators Report | 2015
The eleven (11) Council Districts are the administrative boundaries for elected representatives of the City of Houston. The Districts represent the primary spatial mechanism, through which capital improvement spending is distributed annually throughout the city. On an annual basis, citizens have
the capability to identify issues or projects they would like to have funded in their discreet districts; elected officials have the capability to advocate for projects they would like to have funded in their discreet districts; and city staff have the capability to identify projects that require funding for
maintenance and development of the city. These three options represent the main avenues to influence the sustainable development of the City of Houston.
This study challenges a few prevailing ‘norms’ such as the ‘Within the Loop’ designation for preferred location. The study shows this should perhaps be replaced with the more appropriate, ‘West Inner Loop’, since this is the area that is truly desirable in terms of real estate value and investment. The
East Inner Loop contains many beautiful neighborhoods and other boastful assets, however, the West Inner Loop is where the majority of investment is targeted.