History of The Woodlands

Cynthia at opening

Are you interested in the development history of The Woodlands? The Woodlands Community Magazine recently ran a series of articles authored by Roger Galatas based on his popular book, “The Woodlands, The Inside Story of Creating a Better Hometown”, and other writings. The articles provide a behind the scenes look at how George Mitchell’s successful community development initiative survived a challenging startup, including a brush with bankruptcy, to become a thriving community with international recognition where people live, work, play and learn.

“The Woodlands is an attractive new town that successfully integrates all the necessary elements of a vibrant, healthy community: a diversity of housing types; employment centers; a town center; a research park; and cultural, educational, medical, and recreational facilities. Its success is directly attributed to the vision, courage, and financial commitment of its developer.” 

Official Jury Statement on The Woodlands 
1994 ULI Awards for Excellence 
New Community Category

The articles are presented below in chronological order. Please click on each title to read the complete article: