Neighborhood Resilience Planning

Greater Inwood

We’re working to create a Neighborhood Resilience Plan for the overall Greater Inwood community. The plan will be used by community members, City departments and other organizations to improve the community’s ability to prepare for, withstand and recover from flooding, excessive heat and freezing conditions. It will lay out specific projects to reduce risks, improve infrastructure, spur economic development, and enhance social empowerment.

We need your help during this year-long process to make sure the plan is based on the specific needs of your community. To find out about meetings, surveys, and other ways to get involved visit the Inwood Public Engagement Page.

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LOCATION: Greater Inwood is located in the northwest part of Houston. It is accessible via six major thoroughfares: Antoine, West Little York, West Gulf Bank, Pinemont, Victory, and W. Tidwell. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad bisects the community. It is 30 minutes away from downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, the Galleria, and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

HISTORY: Greater Inwood area was developed in the early 1960s for oil executives during the Houston oil boom. During this period, the Inwood Forest Club was built, a private golf course that later became a community gathering place. The club, located on Antoine is no longer used as a golf course. This ethnically diverse community has a mixture of land uses, with single-family residential comprising the majority (85%) of the land uses. These homes are located in 35 neighborhoods including Inwood Forest, Woodland Trails, Candlelight Forest, Forest West and Antoine Forest Village. Industrial uses account for the second highest (9%) land use and are concentrated primarily along two major thoroughfares, Bingle Road and North Houston Rosslyn. Akzo Nobel International Paint Company is one of the major employers in the area. Office uses, which account for the least (2%) land use, are scattered throughout the area. Several large apartments in the area are located along Antoine, W. Tidwell, De Soto, Holly View, West Little York and W. Gulf Bank.


The City of Houston wants to acknowledge all plans from the Greater Inwood community as they help to identify and prioritize actions, allocate resources, promote community engagement, and ensure that everyone is working towards a common vision for the future.

Contact your Lead Planner if you know of any current or past plans that need to be added.





Inwood Forest Flood Mitigation Project

City of Houston


The Inwood project will protect over 4,400 structures in the White Oak Bayou and Vogel Creek watersheds. The City and county aim to build 12 floodwater detention basins to hold about 1,200 acre-feet of water (roughly 592 Olympic swimming pools, or enough water to fill the Astrodome).

Inwood Recreation Project

Houston Parks Board


Phase I will create a 1-mile greenway with recreation elements and amenities along Vogel Creek. Phase one elements were chosen because they can be accomplished simultaneously with the detention project. Other elements from the plan are dependent on the detention project completion before they can be implemented.

Antoine: US 290 to West Mount Houston

City of Houston


Project includes full reconstruction of the roadway, drainage, traffic, and utilities for approximately 5 miles of Antoine Drive, from US 290 to West Mount Houston Drive.

Livable Centers Study

Near Northwest Management District


Transform Antoine into a destination intertwined with the waters of White Oak Bayou and Vogel Creek, linked to the heart of Houston by waterside trails and enhanced transit, punctuated by unique parks and community gardens, to be reborn as a walkable, bikable mixed-use corridor anchored by landmark buildings and lively public spaces.

The Northwest Sub-Regional Mobility Study

City of Houston


The purpose of CMP(City Mobility Plan) Phase II and the sub-regional studies is to take a deeper assessment of the corridor network to ensure those recommendations developed during Phase 1 of the CMP process are appropriate at not only the regional level, but the neighborhood level as well.


NST Survey Link:
Map Survey: This type of survey helps to obtain information about features such as buildings, roads, and landmarks. The Greater Inwood community can contribute to a better understanding of your neighborhood by showing us the places you love and areas that need improvement.
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Community Survey: The result of this survey will provide valuable information about the needs and options of the community. It will also help to identify areas of improvement, promote community engagement and participation, and it will identify community leaders who need to be involved in the NRP process.
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Community Services Map


Floodplain Map


Land Use Map


Lead Planner

Marcus Tucker