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What’s Going On in Your Neighborhood?

Ever drive down a road, see someone clearing land, and wonder what was going in? Every wonder what the boundaries of your Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) were? Do you know where the boundaries of your City, Council district, and the City’s Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) are?

Plat Tracker is Gateway to Understanding Developments Around You

Here’s a quick and easy way to find the answers to all those questions and more. It’s the Houston Plat Tracker website.

The colored parcels represent land being developed.

Clicking on any one of the colored parcels in the map pulls up information about it.

Clicking on the parcel shows plat application number, name and when it is being reviewed.
Turn layers on and off to see the boundaries of City Council Districts, the City limits, the ETJ, TIRZ districts, management districts, historical districts and more.

Plat Tracker also contains powerful measuring and drawing tools.

Zooming into that big purple area north of Huffman in the maps above and then outlining it, showed that the two developments, called Timbers and Los Pinos, comprise more than 6,000 acres!

Plat Tracker has a gallery of 29 different base maps. They include road maps, satellite images, and more. The possibilities are almost endless.

Plat Tracker satellite view. Notice how those two new developments will take advantage of the Grand Parkway as it goes in. Also notice how Colony Ridge in the upper right is getting as big as Kingwood.

Plat Tracker is one of the best ways I know of to see and understand the region’s relentless expansion. Check out all the features on the Plat Tracker website.

You can use what you find on Plat Tracker to get even more information on the City’s Planning Commission website as projects come up for review.

Other GIS Websites Offered By City of Houston

Also check this gateway to other GIS (geographic information systems) that the City offers. The City offers 26 GIS maps that show everything from pothole repair requests to flood hazards, parks, transportation, recreational facilities, land use, controlled airspace, and more.

Flood hazards in the upper Lake Houston Area.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 6/20/2021

1391 Days since Hurricane Harvey