In 2014, the City of Houston and CenterPoint signed a Master License Agreement that would allow the City to build trails on CenterPoint utility corridors. This opened up the potential for a greatly expanded trail system across the city.
Subsequently, the Sharpstown Civic Association identified the opportunity and importance of a trail connection in the CenterPoint corridor parallel to South Gessner Road. The corridor represents underutilized greenspace within the community that is convenient to many homes, schools, and businesses. It also has the potential to connect the neighborhood to the Westchase Trails in the north and Brays Bayou Greenway in the south. When complete Brays Bayou Greenway will stretch over 30 miles from Buffalo Bayou in the east to George Bush Park in the west.
Ultimately, completing the Sharpstown trail would bring safety, connectivity, health, and economic benefits to the area. Therefore, TIRZ 20 intends to provide funding to begin implementation.