Join us as we break ground on Westchase District’s third hike and bike trail, the HCC Campus Trail, at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20. The ceremony will take place behind the Market at Westchase, 11103 Westheimer Road, located at the southwest corner of Westheimer and Wilcrest Drive.
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This .6-mile trail will run north-south between Westheimer and Richmond Avenue along the CenterPoint powerline corridor, the first of its kind in Houston. The trail will connect to the Houston Community College campus at Westheimer and Hayes Road.
CenterPoint has allowed the District to maximize the wide swath of greenspace along the transmission corridor as to build a trail. It is an example of a a larger effort between CenterPoint and the City of Houston to enhance the use of some 500 miles of transmission corridors criscrossing the city.
The ten-foot wide concrete trail will cost about $400,000. The average cost for such a trail ranges between $18 to $20 per square foot, but in this case the cost should be around $13 per square foot. The trail will be paid for with funds from the District’s 380 Area Agreement with the City of Houston, which provides money from property tax revenue increases to finance public infrastructure projects, and a grant from the Federal Transit Agency.
The contractor is WadeCon, LLC. The trail should be completed about 100 days after the start of construction, weather permitting.
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