Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 15 - Greater Heights


NAME: Greater Heights

DATE RECOGNIZED: 2/10/2022

STATUS: Active

COUNCIL DISTRICT: C, H

MAYOR’S ASSISTANCE OFFICE: North Central

CONTACT AND MEETING INFORMATION:
Mark Williamson, President
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 pm, February, May, August, November
Heights Fire House
107 W. 12th St, 77008
markwmsn@markwmsn.com
facebook.com/GreaterHeightsSNC/

LOCATION: Greater Heights is located in north central Houston, inside the 610 Loop. It is roughly bound by Interstate 10 to the south, Interstate 610 to the north, I-45 to the east, and White Oak Bayou to the west.

COMMUNITY DESCRIPTON AND HISTORY: The Greater Heights Super Neighborhood (SN 15) is centered on the area's largest neighborhood, Houston Heights. Houston Heights, commonly referred to as "The Heights," was Houston's first master-planned community. The idealistic vision for the community was one in which entrepreneurs and workers could live and work within a close community setting. The location for the community was chosen because it had a natural higher elevation than the City of Houston which was seen as advantageous to both industry and residents alike. In 1892, the grand entrance to the community was constructed, known today as Heights Boulevard. Stately Victorian mansions were constructed along the boulevard. Textile manufacturing and milling operations located in the Houston Heights provided employment for many of the area's residents. In addition, the community was able to support a business district that included a hotel, an opera house, and other public amenities.

The community's success of attracting residents and businesses contributed to Houston Heights incorporating as a city in 1891. Houston Heights remained an independent municipality until the end of the 1910s when it was annexed into the City of Houston. The areas surrounding Houston heights began to develop around this time. The eastern portion of Greater Heights was generally developed in the 1920s and 1930s. The western portion of Greater Heights was developed later, generally from the 1930s into the 1950s. Today, the proximity to downtown Houston and ease of access to major freeways, keeps the neighborhoods in Greater Heights in high demand. The demand for housing is leading to the redevelopment of some areas to more dense urban forms while other areas are experiencing the rehabilitation of the older housing stock. Whether it is a new condominium or a rehabbed bungalow, Greater Heights is an area that is experiencing considerable investment and revival.

CIVIC CLUBS: (Updates: 9/22/2022)

•   Clark Pines Civic Assoc., Inc. email web site map
•   Houston Heights Association email map
•   Montie Beach Civic Club email web site map
•   Norhill Neighborhood Association email
•   Sunset Heights Civic Club email web site
•   Woodland Heights Civic Association email web site map

PARKS:

•   Freed Art & Nature Park (PB2) 1400 White Oak 77009
•   Halbert Park 200 East 23rd 77008
•   Heights Blvd. Park 100-1900 Heights 77008
•   Herkimer Street Greenspace 1500 Herkimer 77008
•   Lawrence Park 725 Lawrence 77007
•   Ley Plaza Park 1900 White Oak 77009
•   Little Thicket Park 1831 West 23rd 77008
•   Love Park 1000 West 12th 77008
•   Milroy Park 1205 Yale 77008
•   Montie Beach Park 915 Northwood 77009
•   North Houston Ave. Trgle 3200 Houston 77009
•   Proctor Plaza Park 803 W Temple 77009
•   Stude Park 1031 Stude 77009
•   West 26th Street Greenspace 437 West 26th Street 77008
•   White Oak Parkway 1513 White Oak 77009
•   Woodland Park 212 Parkview 77009
•   Wright-Bembry (23rd St) Park 850 W. 23rd 77008

BYLAWS:

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