Strategic Infrastructure Projects Connecting Partners, Places, and People

08 Feb, 24

Apart from maintaining over 1,600 miles of roads and over 14,000 acres of green space, Precinct 4 worked to preserve and create infrastructure to support and connect communities. Major infrastructure accomplishments in 2023 included:  
$170M in Combined Infrastructure Investments through Places 4 People 
Places 4 People leverages $88 million in Precinct 4 funding and $82 million in partner funding to deliver a $170 million investment in sustainable infrastructure projects.  
  • 32 capital projects and 20 project partners  
One project that is emblematic of the effort to connect places is the Buffalo Bayou Greenway Connector. Commissioner Briones partnered with the Houston Parks Board to connect Memorial Park to Buffalo Bayou Park to join the west end to the east end of town and two of our most used greenspaces in the region. This $13 million project will have an $8 million investment from Precinct 4.   

Moving forward with over $1 billion in grant funding from the Texas GLO  

The Texas General Land Office directed a $750 million grant to Harris County for flood mitigation and over $300 million for disaster recovery in 2022 and 2023.  
Commissioner Briones and her colleagues approved a ten-project list worth $140 million to get started on improving flood resilience directly in their precincts. Precinct 4 will leverage $37.5 million for three projects.  
Regional Partnership to Re-Envision Westpark Tollway   
More than half a million people live within a mile of the 22-mile stretch of the Westpark Tollway, and the demand is growing.  
In this regional partnership with HCTRA, METRO, Fort Bend County, and others, Precinct 4 is working to re-imagine the tollway corridor with multimodal infrastructure to keep pace with rapid urbanization out west and to provide more transit options into the major business districts in Precinct 4 such as the Energy Corridor, Westchase, Uptown, Greenway, as well as reconnect communities previously severed by transportation infrastructure.  
Progress on flood mitigation efforts   
Through partnerships with Harris County Engineering, the Flood Control District, and the Texas GLO, Precinct 4 has broken ground on major flood resilience projects to protect communities from future storms.  
  • $20.2 million project in Bear Creek Village   
  • $6.1 million project in Westfield Pines and Village Subdivision