At the outer southwest corner of the Loop 610 sits Meyerland, a residential district developed in the mid-1950s by Leota Hess whose father ranched the area. This might be termed Houston's first "planned community" in that Hess held to strict regulations and strong architectural controls for the development. Homes were required to have copper plumbing, for instance. Covenants prohibited apartments and commercial enterprises. Characteristic of Meyerland are brick, contemporary-styled homes, three and four bedrooms and two baths, an uncommon feature when built.
Renovation is taking place in several pockets