Super Neighborhood 29 - Westwood
DATE RECOGNIZED: 09.22.2003
COUNCIL DISTRICT: J
MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: Southwest
CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
LOCATION: The Westwood Super Neighborhood is composed of the area in southwest Houston along US 59 and Beltway 8. It is flanked on the north by the Sharpstown area; on the south by the Greater Fondren Southwest area; and on the west by the Alief area (Beltway 8).
COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY: The Westwood Super Neighborhood is a diverse group of Houstonians living in an area of mostly apartments and condominiums. Developed during the 1970s and early 1980s, the Westwood area consists of a number of high-density residential developments and one predominantly traditional single family development.
After the recession in the mid-1980s, the area experienced a decline. The notable commercial enterprise, the Westwood Mall failed as a shopping center (however Sears continued to maintain their building) and it was eventually was converted into a business center. Crime levels increased in the area.
Today the area is gaining momentum and community efforts are tackling many of the issues. The Westwood area is fortunate to have the West Houston Weed & Seed program incorporated in the area to help weed the bad elements of the area and plant the seed to enhance the quality of life for the greater Westwood community.
Currently, the Westwood area is flanked by known automobile dealerships along the Southwest Freeway and Beltway; most of the area lies with the Greater Sharpstown Management District, and the area has a HPD storefront situated within the Westwood technology Center (formerly the Westwood Mall). The area is served by the Alief Independent School District.
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