The Airline Improvement District was created by House Bill #1458 in the 79th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature and took effect June 17, 2005.
The Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD), in coordination with the offices of the State Representative and County Commissioner, worked with area business and community leaders in a planning process for the Airline community’s revitalization. The group, referred to as the Airline Drive District Community Plan Vision Team, held a series of public meetings conducted by area business and community leaders that helped develop a revitalization plan and established priorities for the District.
The District generates revenue through a 1% retail sales tax that brings the total effective tax rate to 8.25% and began January 1, 2006 within the boundaries of the District. The revenue generated by the sales tax remains in the community to pay for enhanced patrol services, graffiti and nuisance abatement programs and infrastructure improvements.
The District is located completely within unincorporated Harris County and is solely within a portion of the 77037 zip code. The District is predominately urban with some facets of suburban and rural landscape. It is approximately 4 square miles, has approximately 16,000 residents and is north of Downtown Houston. The District is surrounded by the City of Houston but is outside its corporate limits.
The District’s mission is to supplement government services to improve the overall quality of the District and its desirability for residents, consumers and businesses.
The Airline Improvement District is governed by a board of nine voting directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of property owners, employees or agents of area businesses as well as residents of the District. The Directors oversee the business of the District and implement needed improvements.
The Airline Improvement District Board of Directors meets at 11:30 am quarterly on the last Thursday of scheduled months. The meetings generally take place at the Little York Fire Department located at 10410 Airline Drive, Houston, Texas 77037.