Five Corners District

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Five Corners District is a management district covering sections of southern and Southwest Houston, Texas, United States.

History[edit]

The Texas Legislature created the district in 2007.[1] A business owner named Mehdi Banijamali stated that 25 property owners had signed to have the district created even though there were 1,400 property owners in its boundaries.[2]

On one occasion a group of business owners sued the district, and a settlement ended that suit; as part of the settlement the business owners no longer had their properties assessed.[3] Another suit was filed in 2012 with another group of business owners accusing the district organizers of deliberately excluding some businesses from the district.[2]

Areas[edit]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The current Houston Police Department Southwest Patrol Division Station is located in Cambridge Village Park, within the Five Corners district.[5] The beginning of the construction was scheduled for February or March 2016 while the end of construction was scheduled for June-July 2017. It replaced a previous station inside the 610 Loop.[6] It has a total of 55,000 square feet (5,100 m2) of space,[5] including a 2,300-square-foot (210 m2) community room.[6] The cost was $21 million.[5]

Education[edit]

Residents are in the Houston Independent School District.[7] Zoned middle schools serving sections of Five Corners include Attucks in Sunnyside,[8] Lawson (formerly Dowling) in Hiram Clarke,[9] Billy Reagan K-8,[10] Thomas,[11] and Welch in Fondren Southwest.[12] Zoned high schools serving sections of Five Corners include Madison High School and Worthing High School.[13][14]

In 2019 Susie Tommaney, a contributing writer to the Houston Press, stated "Report cards from area schools are mixed" and that there were "Decent schools, including the area high school[...]".[4]

The private school The Imani School is in 5 Corners.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About." Five Corners District. Retrieved on August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mulvaney, Erin (2015-03-13). "Five Corners Improvement District faces trial Monday". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ Hart, Patricia Kilday (2013-02-02). "Taxing districts proliferate out of public eye". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  4. ^ a b Tommaney, Susie (2019-04-16). "Houston By the Neighborhood: Five Corners". Houston Press. Retrieved 2019-05-12.
  5. ^ a b c "New HPD substation breaks ground in Cambridge Village Park." Five Corners District. Retrieved on August 1, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Ortiz, Al (2017-12-15). "HPD Opens New Station In Southwest Houston". Houston Public Media. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ District Map. 5 Corners District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  8. ^ "Attucks Middle School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "Lawson Middle School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Billy Reagan K-8 School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "Thomas Middle School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "Welch Middle School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  13. ^ "Madison High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  14. ^ "Worthing High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on January 7, 2019.
  15. ^ Home. The Imani School. Retrieved on January 7, 2019. "12401 S. Post Oak Road Houston, TX 77045"

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