The City owns over 500 properties valued at over $7.2 billion and occupying more than *20.7 million square feet.
Houston 579.4 sq mi *This figure is an approximation. The Four Largest Cities in the US Land Size (Sq. Miles) New York City 304.8 sq mi Los Angeles 469.1 sq mi Chicago 227.2 sq mi
MUNICIPAL REAL ESTATE CITY OF HOUSTON Principal Departments with Significant Real Estate Holdings General Services Department Public Works & Engineering Houston Airport System Convention & Entertainment Facilities Parks & Recreation Department
PUBLIC WORKS & ENGINEERING is responsible for the administration, planning, maintenance, construction management and technical engineering of the City's infrastructure.
The Real Estate Branch of the Planning and Development Services Division manages the sale of streets, easements and alleys as well as processing requests for encroachments into streets and alleys. The Real Estate Branch also acquires land and interests required for public use in connection with the City’s Capital Improvement Plan.
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT has acquired 5,105 acres of park land during the administration of Mayor Bill White, including a parcel of 4,793 acres near Lake Houston for the creation of the Lake Houston Wilderness Park. The Department maintains and manages 350 developed parks and over 200 greenspaces.
Club House, Memorial Park
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT Japanese Gardens, Hermann Park
The Design & Construction Division of General Services functions as the City’s in-house developer of City facilities, excluding aviation projects.
Since the beginning of Mayor White’s administration in 2004, the Design & Construction Division has undertaken construction and renovation projects totaling 2,147,913 square feet for a cost of $493,755,134.