The Texas State Legislature created the Near Northwest Management District (the District) in 2001 to address concerns about public safety and economic decline by promoting and coordinating the economic growth, cultural activities and public welfare of the property within its boundaries. The District boundaries include territory contained in the sixteen square mile area bounded by T.C. Jester Boulevard on the east, Pinemont Drive on the south, Hollister Drive projected to State Road 249 on the west, and State Road 249 on the north. The District was modeled after other existing management districts in the City that have been successful in addressing the service needs of the commercial property owners within their boundaries, such as the Greenspoint District, the Westchase District and the Greater East End Management District.
In 2010, the Board of Directors of the District approved a fifteen-year Service, Improvement and Assessment Plan that will serve as a guide in developing and administering services and programs for commercial property owners in the following areas:
- Security and Public Safety
- Planning and Urban Design
- Marketing and Perception Enhancement
There is now a firm foundation of real accomplishments. Today, the area is safer and cleaner than in 2001 when the District first began operations. The District is making real progress in changing the public perception of the Near Northwest Area as rundown, unsafe and unappealing for businesses or as a destination. The leadership of the District looks forward to building on its accomplishments to further serve its constituency and position the District as the next great place to work, live and do business and increases economic opportunity for area businesses and commercial property owners.