Upper Kirby Houston Texas
In the late 1980's, there was a
neighborhood in the heart of Houston without a name,
without a vision and without a feeling of community. The
area was surrounded by affluent residential
neighborhoods, declining commercial properties, barren
streetscapes and a major corridor to other destinations.
Then, in January 1988, property and
business owners in the Upper Kirby District gathered together to
figure out who they were, what they wanted to look like
and what they wanted to become. The result: the Upper
Kirby District was created.
Throughout the years, residents,
property owners, businesses and institutions have
focused on beautification, community outreach, special
events, identity and transportation. They have succeeded
in turning a “no-name” neighborhood into a vibrant
residential and commercial destination in the heart of
Houston's inner city, where neighborhoods and businesses
work together to enhance the quality of life in the
Upper Kirby District.
After more than 16 years, the
Upper Kirby District has branched out into
several organizations to achieve goals for the area.
Harris County Improvement District #3, Tax
Reinvestment Zone #19, the Upper Kirby District
Foundation, and the combined Super
Neighborhoods (23 & 87) of Greenway Plaza,
Upper Kirby, Afton Oaks and River Oaks now exist to plan
and implement the many priorities of the
In January 2002, the Upper Kirby
District Merchant's Association reorganized to become
the Houston In town Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is designed to serve the vibrant commercial
and residential areas of Midtown, the Museum District,
Near town, Upper Kirby District, Rice University/Rice
Village, Afton Oaks,
River Oaks and
Greenway Plaza. The
Chamber strives to serve its members by providing
opportunities for business growth and development while
cultivating quality of life in the community.
UPPER KIRBY is an eclectic
combination of cottages, townhouses, duplexes,
apartments, and small businesses illustrating Houston's
"no zoning" environment. Many of the city's historic
mansions are found here in Avondale and Courtlandt
Place. Restaurants, bars, coffee houses, galleries,
antique stores and unique retail shops are found
throughout this area, known affectionately as Houston's
Click here for a map of Upper Kirby.
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