Harris County Improvement No. 3 (HCID 3)

Created in June 1997 by the Texas State Legislature, the Harris County Improvement District #3 was created for comprehensive planning, implementation, maintenance and operations for the public improvement to the Upper Kirby District.

Commercial property owners pay a self-imposed property tax in addition to all public taxes. The tax rate for HCID# 3 is currently $0.135/$100.

Founded: May 1997 by Texas State Legislature
Boundaries: Roughly Westheimer (N), Shepherd (E), Bissonnet (S), and Buffalo Speedway (W).
Funding: $0.135/$100

               Debt Service Tax Rate  $ 0.00452

                                 M&O Rate $0.13048

                                       Total: $0.13500 

Board Size: Five Members


•    Gateway/Midtown Scenic District
•    Upper Kirby District’s Master Plan
•    Funded creation of Upper Kirby Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #19 (TIRZ)
•    Major Thoroughfare Streetscape Enhancements 
•    Major Thoroughfare Utility Burial


Ongoing Services:

•    Supplemental Police Patrol
•    Urban Design and Streetscape
•    Right of Way Maintenance and Cleanup
•    Adoption of District Esplanades, TxDOT US 59 Underpasses and Rights-of-Ways within the District boundaries
•    Graffiti/Bandit Sign Abatement Program
•    General District Operations
•    Public Affairs and Marketing of Area
•    Manager of Upper Kirby District TIRZ #19 and the Upper Kirby District Foundation
•    Liaison to City of Houston, Harris County, TxDOT and METRO
•    Regular Area Inlet Maintenance

Board of Directors

Board Contact Information

3120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 102

Houston, TX 77098

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Albert P. Keller, Chair

Patricia Chesnick, Vice Chair

Cort King, Secretary

Robert Schultz, Director

Jeff Steen, Director