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Uptown News

Take Your Best Shot at Three Post Oak Central!

June 16, 2021

Take Your Best Shot

May 19, 2021

Uptown Hotels

March 2, 2021

Uptown Restaurants & Retail On-Site and To-Go Options

March 18, 2020

The Uptown businesses listed are open for on-site retail and on-site, take out and/or delivery dining options at this time.

Roof Top Cinema

October 12, 2018

Looking for that perfect movie? Our program is hand-picked with a personal touch, to ensure each night is an unforgettable movie experience from cult classics to brand new releases. Each film starts at sunset, so as the stars begin to sparkle watch your favorite movie moments come to life on the big screen.

Turkey Trot

October 9, 2018

Houston Turkey Trot
November 22, 2018

5K, 10K, Kids Race
10K race starts at 7:30am
5K race starts at 8:00am
Kids Race starts at 9:00am

All proceeds go to BakerRipley and the 500,000 people they serve each year through programs and services that help them earn, learn, and belong.

Westheimer and Sage Waterline Improvements

January 28, 2016

Uptown Houston is beginning work on 12" waterlines on Westheimer and Sage.

Westbriar Lane Project

January 8, 2016

Uptown Houston is beginning work on the reconstruction of Westbriar Lane from Post Oak Lane to Post Oak Boulevard.

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting Celebrates 30 Years

November 19, 2015

Join Uptown Houston and thousands of Houstonians and we celebrate our 30th Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting!

Uptown Houston Public Meeting - June 25, 2015

June 18, 2015

Uptown Houston Public Meeting
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Avon 39 to Walk for a Cause Through Uptown

April 23, 2015

The Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer will pass through Uptown this Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Houston Chronicle - Funds for Loop 610 bus lanes remain in state plan

February 27, 2015

Dedicated bus lanes along Loop 610 remain a part of planned transit service in the Uptown area after state officials kept $25 million allocated to an upcoming project.

Memorial Park Master Plan Public Update Meetings

February 24, 2015

Don't miss the final Memorial Park Master Planning Update Meeting on Monday, March 9th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts!

Uptown TIRZ 16 Receives City Council Approval

February 10, 2015

Houston City Council unanimously approved the FY-2015 Uptown TIRZ #16 budget, which is composed of capital improvements approved by City Council as part of the Uptown TIRZ #16 Project Plan.

Houston Chronicle - Bogged-down Uptown bus plan proceeding

February 10, 2015

After some uncertainty, fears about rail development in Uptown appear less likely to delay a planned express bus project along Post Oak.

Houston Verizon Destination Store Grand Opening

January 9, 2015

Don't miss a two-day, spectacular event at the new Houston Verizon Destination Store at BLVD Place, Phase II!

The Birth of Mexico’s Oil Industry Exhibit

December 2, 2014

Don't miss a photo exhibit that artisticall documents the early years of one of Mexico's main economic drivers.

Hilton Houston Post Oak Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet

November 4, 2014

Hilton Houston Post Oak's Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet is an event not to be missed! Don't forget to come hungry.

Whole Foods Grand Opening

October 28, 2014

Don't miss the Whole Foods Market BLVD Place Ground Breaking and Grand Opening on November 6, 7:30 - 8 a.m. before the store opens at 8 a.m.

Grand Opening of the Memorial Park Running Trails Center

October 6, 2014

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Memorial Park Running Trails Center and completion of Phase I of the Capital Campaign.

Memorial Park Master Plan Public Update Meetings

September 9, 2014

Join a meeting near you...all Houstonians are welcome!

True Food Kichen Opens in BLVD Place

August 6, 2014

True Food Kitchen is now officially open in BLVD Place, Phase II.

Uptown in Bloom

June 13, 2014

Spring planting is complete in Uptown.

A.D. Players to Begin Work on New Theater

May 29, 2014

A.D. Players recently announced work will begin on their new theater complex located at 5420 Westheimer (near Yorktown) this summer.

Join Congressman Ted Poe for Congress After Hours

May 14, 2014

Don't miss Congressman Ted Poe's Congress After Hours event!

Ann Taylor to Open Concept Store in Galleria

May 9, 2014

Coming June 24, Ann Taylor will open a new concept store in the Galleria!

Songkran Thai Kitchen Coming to Uptown

April 14, 2014

Songkran Thai Kitchen to open location in Uptown Park.

Memorial Park Master Plan Open House

April 7, 2014

Don't miss the Memorial Park Master Plan Open House Wednesday, April 16 for your opportunity to vote on its future!

Resolute Fitness Coming to BLVD Place

April 2, 2014

Resolute Fitness, an Indoor Cycling & Yoga Studio, is coming to BLVD Place, Phase 2!

Chevron Houston Marathoners to Race Through Uptown

January 8, 2014

The Chevron Houston Marathon is quickly approaching, and runners will be coming through Uptown.

Spring Planting is Underway in Uptown

May 9, 2013

The traditional spring planting of flowers has begun and Uptown is alive with color.

News from the Houston Chronicle…Uptown Plan Boosts Mobility, Benefits Park

April 22, 2013

The visionary proposal to expand and extend the Uptown Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) is a transformative solution that ensures economic vitality in this important and growing urban core...read more.

News from the Houston Chronicle…Houston makes top 5 as boom lures foreigners

March 26, 2013

International real estate investors are falling in love with Houston...read more.

News from the Houston Chronicle…Houston rail, reborn

March 26, 2013

Houston mass transit is dead, long live Houston mass transit...read more.

News from the Houston Chronicle…Oil firm expands with new tower near Galleria

February 28, 2013

BHP Billiton Petroleum said it could hire more than 1,000 employees over the next few years...read more.

News From CultureMap…Uptown takes public transit into its own hands

February 12, 2013

With METRORail's University and Uptown lines indefinitely stalled development held up …read more.

News From Swamplot…Uptown’s Not Waiting for Light Rail, Planning Bus System Along Post Oak Instead

February 12, 2013

The driving force of a project that Uptown Houston District has proposed to the city…read more.

News from the Houston Chronicle…Post Oak redesign drops rail for bus lane

February 12, 2013

Someday soon the fast lane on Post Oak Boulevard won't be for cars and trucks. And despite years of planning…read more.

Antibiotic Awareness 5K Run/Walk

October 11, 2012

Join the Antibiotic Awareness Foundation of Texas for its 1st Annual Antibiotic Awareness 5K Run/Walk.

Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting to Dazzle City with Fireworks, Lights and Holiday Spirit

October 5, 2012

On Thanksgiving night, November 22, Post Oak Boulevard will be the site of the 27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting celebration. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with holiday music and concessions. This free event attracts an audience of more than 200,000 people that fill Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe, officially kicking-off the holiday season.

Uptown Houston Update Fall 2011

October 3, 2011

These are exciting times for Uptown Houston. Office building construction is underway, new stores are moving to the Boulevard, pedestrian improvements and street trees are changing the character of the area, while numerous other development projects are in the planning phase.

Uptown Celebrates Monumental Groundbreaking

July 1, 2011

Recently, BBVA Compass, The Redstone Companies and Stream Realty Partners marked the start of construction on a new corporate office building. The ceremonial first shovel officially broke ground on the new addition to Uptown, a 22-story, 312,000 square-foot LEED® gold certified building. BBVA Compass will centralize the bank’s local executives, multiple business areas and staff units under a single roof, and occupy approximately six floors.

Uptown in Bloom

May 13, 2011

The traditional spring planting of flowers has begun and Uptown is alive with color. The signature flower medians are more than just beautiful to look at; they let visitors know they have arrived in Uptown. To ensure a beautiful area 365 days a year, Uptown works to strategically plant each spring and late summer for a steady succession of blooms and colors. 

New Signal on Post Oak Boulevard Keeps Traffic Flowing

October 15, 2010

Uptown Houston is currently implementing a state-of-the-art traffic signal control system on Post Oak Boulevard with the installation of new traffic signals. The first of six signals is located on Post Oak Boulevard at the BLVD Place and Post Oak Plaza shopping centers, and was completed in mid-October 2010.

Uptown Throws Away The Construction Cones and Celebrates Completion of San Felipe

July 15, 2010

On Thursday, July 15, the Uptown Houston District with Mayor Annise Parker and Councilmember Oliver Pennington, will cut through the “caution tape” and kick the construction cones to the curb to celebrate the completion of San Felipe with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Pedestrian Improvements Popping Up

July 15, 2010

Driving around Uptown Houston, you might have noticed the new lights, sidewalks and trees lining many of the streets. The Uptown Houston District is in the midst of a pedestrian improvement program which will add over 1,200 pedestrian lights, new wider sidewalks and lush green landscaping to every street in Uptown.

Uptown Goes Green

June 1, 2010

The reconstruction of San Felipe gave the Uptown Houston District a unique opportunity to not only improve and beautify one of Houston’s busiest streets, but also to help the environment. For years, a ditch has existed on San Felipe between Sage and Post Oak Lane that held sometimes dirty runoff water which would flow directly into the bayou.  Instead of leaving the ditch as it was, Uptown Houston converted the ditch into an environmentally beneficial “bioswale.”

Uptown Houston Dedicates the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

December 16, 2009

The 2.7 acre park and 64-foot semi-circular Waterwall has been a Houston icon for nearly 25 years. Gerald D. Hines' vision for green spaces and urban parks played an integral role in the creation of the Waterwall Park.