“The Bellaire Comprehensive Plan is designed as a framework for guiding future development, redevelopment, and community enhancement in the City over the next 20 years and beyond. The purpose of this plan is to establish a vision, along with realistic goals and achievable strategies, that residents, business and land owners, major institutions, civic groups, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and public officials prefer—and will support with action—in the years ahead.
In geographic terms, this Comprehensive Plan addresses the 3.6 square miles within the City limits of Bellaire. Bellaire’s location seven miles southwest of downtown Houston makes it an “enclave” city, completely surrounded by Houston with West University Place to the east. Bellaire has been nicknamed “The City of Homes” because of its primary design as a residential community. Nearby activity centers, including the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, the Galleria and Uptown Houston, Greenway Plaza, and Houston’s Central Business District, offer professional employment opportunities for Bellaire residents. Access to these jobs, exceptional educational offerings, and the ongoing transition to larger single-family.”