The Energy Corridor District (District) is an advocate for one of Houston’s premier business centers and destinations. Established in 2001 by the Texas Legislature as Harris County Improvement District #4, The District was created to promote, develop, encourage, maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, recreation, arts, entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public welfare within its boundaries.

Home to the headquarters and regional offices of prominent global firms within the energy sector and beyond, the District consists of over 2,000 acres, stretching along IH-10 from Kirkwood Road to west of Barker Cypress Road, and extending south along Eldridge Parkway to south of Briar Forest Drive. The District also offers access to assets such as Buffalo Bayou, Terry Hershey Park, various recreational trails, and adjacency to over 26,000 acres of parks and open space.

The District is committed to positively impacting the service area through leadership that collaboratively implements and accelerates projects, services, and initiatives. Our purpose is not to reduce public sector responsibilities, but to leverage public and private resources through partnerships for the purpose of improving and enhancing the District. This commitment is executed through the District’s core services* of:

  • Advocacy, Economic Development, Leadership, and Marketing
  • Beautification and Maintenance
  • Planning, Infrastructure, and Identity
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Transportation and Mobility

*Core services are listed in alphabetical order.

The Energy Corridor District’s services are funded through assessments paid by commercial property owners.

Our Mission/Purpose

Our mission is to promote, develop, maintain, and enhance the Energy Corridor District through implementation of projects, services, and initiatives in the realm of public safety, transportation and mobility, infrastructure, streetscape, and economic development. Through active leadership, advocacy, and collaborative efforts, the District works to accelerate area improvements for long-term economic vitality.

Our Vision

The Energy Corridor District is recognized as a premier place to work, live, play, and invest. As a thriving destination and business center, the District is at the forefront of advancing economic vitality through integrated planning efforts and the creation of a safe, accessible, well-maintained, amenitized, and distinctive environment.