Twenty Year Vision

A Plan for Action — 2015 and Beyond

Why is District 52 doing this?

The Champions Community is rapidly approaching the point where its public infrastructure is at or has already exceeded its design life. New investment is required. Coupled with this fact is the fact that residents' quality of life preferences are not what they were when the community was first developed almost fifty years ago. These two factors argue strongly for a long term plan to bring the community infrastructure --underground utilities and streets as well as recreational amenities - up to a standard of improvement that will continue to make Champions a preferred community in which to live and raise a family. By undertaking this initiative today, the District 52 follows a broad trend across many local utility districts in Houston to be proactive about planning for the future and preserving value.

Why District 52?

District 52 encompasses all 11 Champions subdivisions. District 52 has or can easily obtain the legal powers to plan, finance and maintain many types of public projects and services, from the traditional water and sewer utilities, to roads, parks, green spaces and recreational facilities, plus services like garbage and security, subject, of course to community desires and some state level approvals. Some facilities may be eligible for grants.

What has been done so far?

District 52 has started an initiative with the "Champions Community Vision -- A Plan for Action -- 2015 and Beyond". The local consulting firm of SWA Group has been hired to assist the District 52 and the Champions Community in drawing a Vision Plan. SWA is widely recognized for its expertise in vision planning. Over the next few months, SWA will be working directly with the Community on the planning work through a series of workshops.

Workshop I -- Beginning Input was held on January 28, 2015 to get the project rolling. Existing conditions were presented and input solicited from the community in an open forum. Whether or not you attended this first workshop, your input is very important! Feel free to provide feedback via our contact us page.

Workshop II -- More Input! was held on Thursday 19 February 2015, 6:30PM - 8:00PM. This workshop continued seeking input from the Community begun in Workshop #1. Broad concepts were presented for discussion including alternatives to improve the public assets of the community, create gathering venues, enhance walkability connectivity, and identity.

Workshop III -- 20 Year Vision Plan Draft was held on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 @ 6:00pm. Draft Plan was presented, considering improvements to the District which include infrastructure, repairs, streets, entrances, parks, open spaces, and potential investments in public areas.

Workshop IV -- Final Vision Presentation was held on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 @ 6:00pm. This workshop refined and finalized the results from the Draft Vision Plan from Workshop III for presentation to the Community.

What did we VOTE on?

Two things:

  • Can District 52 issue Tax Bonds for Water, Sewer, and Drainage?
    • How much: Up to $25,000,000 over 20 years or more.
  • Can District 52 issue Tax Bonds for Trails, Parks and Community Improvements?
    • How much: Up to $10,000,000 over 20 years or more.
      (subject to 1% of Assessed Value limitation.)

Official Election Results

Proposition 1: Water, Sewer and Drainage Improvements Bond Absentee Early Election Total
FOR 82 79.61% 299 66.59% 280 62.64% 661 66.17%
AGAINST 21 20.39% 150 33.41% 167 37.36% 338 33.83%
Proposition 2: Park Bonds Absentee Early Election Total
FOR 35 35% 181 40.77% 206 45.98% 422 42.54%
AGAINST 65 65% 263 59.23% 242 54.02% 570 57.46%
Ballots Registered Percent
1,025 2,283 44.90%

Bond Election Information

For information regarding the infrastructure and park bond review the following:

Frequently Asked Questions Infrastructure Bond Facts Park Bond Facts Engineering Report for Infrastructure Bond Park Plan Report

Can I request translations?

Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese translations for the election portion of this website may be viewed at or requested from the office of the District’s attorney, which is also an official office of the District, located at 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3150, Houston, Texas 77019, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.