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Progress with the TIRZ and the potential of the management district’s revival has Mitchmore optimistic about Montrose’s future.

“I see Montrose Boulevard as our crown jewel. It really is a connector, from Buffalo Bayou all the way to the Medical Center, and if we can get it right, it can really enhance the area even more,” he said. “Development follows roads.”

Major private developments are already in progress or have recently completed, including the Hanover high-rise and the adjacent La Colombe d’Or Hotel & Residences, which is adding a 34-story, 265-unit luxury high-rise. On top of that, the Montrose-Museum District-Midtown market has 2,000 units of multifamily under construction and another 4,000 proposed, according to an ApartmentData.com report.

The development interest makes infrastructure and oversight even more important, Davis said.

“If the management district comes back, it needs to do things we can actually see. A simple security patrol would be a start … but also look at the sidewalks, the intersections. You don’t need a study to know it needs help,” he said.

Publication: Houston Community Impact

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