Montrose District, Houston
The approximate boundaries of the district are Dallas Street (north), U.S. Route 59 (Southwest Freeway) (South), Montrose Boulevard (west), and Burlington and Taft Streets (East).
The Texas Legislature created the East Montrose Management District in 2005. In 2009 the West Montrose Management District opened, after a previous attempt had failed. The West Montrose district had a special provision which allowed it to merge with the East Montrose district. In February 2011 the boards of the districts agreed to consolidate the districts.
In October 2011 a group of business owners, called "Stop the District!", advocated for the dissolution of the district.
Cityscape: Commercial And Residential
The district's boundaries are South Shepherd to the west, Spur 507 and Taft to the east, U.S. Route 59 (Southwest Freeway) and Binz to the south, and West Dallas Street to the north. About 1,400 commercial properties are within the district.
Montrose is one of the older neighborhoods of Houston. Just west of Downtown Houston, it is a mix of old stately homes, brick bungalows, town homes, high-rises, lofts and apartment complexes. Many homes have been completely renovated and updated while others remain almost untouched by time. Still, a large percentage have been torn down and replaced by higher density town homes and lofts.
The district has a 12.5 cent tax levied per $100 of a business's property value. The district uses the funds for business development, cultural promotion, public safety, planning of transportation, and visual improvements.
The district is within the Houston Independent School District.
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