The District at Work


Surls on Kirby

The Upper Kirby District Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is coordinating a monumental public art installation that will place an original James Surls sculpture entitled, Tree and Three Flowers in the Kirby Drive median just south of Westheimer Road. Seen by over 50,000 cars per day, this sculpture will immediately become one of Houston’s most visible and iconic art installations ever. Read more


Upper Kirby – Livable Centers Study

The goal of the Livable Centers Study is to identify improvements that create neighborhoods that are compact and mixed use, designed to be walkable and connected and accessible within the Upper Kirby District. The future MetroRail through Upper Kirby provides an important public investment in the neighborhood that can help to initiate this goal. The study seeks to build off this resource with focused public and private improvements that guide short and long-term growth. The overall vision for the neighborhood is to create a place with a strong local identity that is economically healthy, vibrant, connected, walkable, and green. Click here to view the report.