Bridgeland has been named a “Quality Planned Development” by the West Houston Association in recognition of its successful efforts to build innovative neighborhoods that set the standard for future area development.
The Cypress community was one of the first seven projects to receive the designation, which was developed to stem hastily conceived residential and retail development that can occur with the explosive population growth expected in West Houston.
“These Quality Planned Developments exemplify the type of outstanding development we want to see continue in West Houston,” said Roger Hord, president and CEO of the 33-year-old organization. “These projects each have exacting standards for park space, landscaping, signage, sidewalks, parking and other elements that support superior, sustainable development. This type of development is a valuable asset for the entire region.”
West Houston is projected to have 2.8 million residents and an employment base of 1 million by 2050, double today’s numbers.
Designees were honored in a Feb. 20 cocktail reception. Other designees were Cinco Ranch, CITYCENTRE, Cross Creek Ranch, Cypress Creek Lakes, The Vintage and Wyndehaven Lake Estates.
Bridgeland is an 11,400-community owned by the Howard Hughes Corporation and managed by The Woodlands Development Company. Opened in 2006, Bridgeland devotes 3,000 acres to open space and includes a strong retail component — including a 900-acre Town Center along the Grand Parkway — in its master plan. It is ranked among the nation’s 20 top-selling communities.
The West Houston Association was created in 1979 as a 501c(4) for the purpose of improving public infrastructure, public policy and planning. Members include major employers, property owners and related interests who advocate for improved mobility, better infrastructure and a sustainable quality of living environment for Greater West Houston.
For more information on the association and to see a full list of the designation requirements, visit www.westhouston.org.