"We knew the best place for it to be would be in the wooded area, north of Houston. And so we selected an area 25 miles from downtown Houston, to start putting the block together." "...Ian McHarg did wonderful work studying the environmental issues on the whole 25,000 acres. We did such a good job... Read more.
I also think understanding Mr. Mitchell’s HUD submission in 1972 is an important reference in understanding his vision. This document presents a very comprehensive view of his vision at the very beginning of the journey. When I read this document, I am amazed at how relevant his vision is still... Read more.
A major goal has always been to create at least 1½ jobs/ household in The Woodlands. This would maximize the potential to create a “complete community” where people can “live, work, play, and learn.”... Read more.
On October 19, 1974, The Woodlands celebrated its grand opening and the introduction of this new community to the Houston marketplace. Progress over the years has been achieved through the collaborative efforts of our employees, residents, governmental agencies, churches, civic organizations,... Read more.
Two mature bald eagles have lived in the area near Lake Woodlands since 2000, nest hopping at least five times since settling in the area. Their current nest, which they've kept for the past four years, is located in a tree right next to Lake Front Circle, not far from The Woodlands United... Read more.
The Woodlands was always envisioned as a “complete” community with a major employment center where one can “live, work, play and learn.” The economics of land development dictates, with rare exceptions, “rooftops first” followed by commercial development and employment. Therefore, the residential... Read more.