- Sneak Peek at Downtown Ramen Spot Goro & Gun, Opening Tomorrow [Eater Houston; previously on Swamplot]
- Reimbursement Agreement To Help HBU Go Ahead With New 30-Acre Development Including Arena, Hotel, Conference Center [Houston Chronicle ($)]
- Orange a Common Color in East End Thanks to Construction of Revitalization, Beautification Projects [abc13]
- Sugar Land Adding More Red Light Cameras [Click2Houston]
- Jeff Bezos Recovers Apollo 11 Rocket Engines From Ocean Floor [Wired]
Photo of 2016 Main St.: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Great news about the HBU 380 agreement. I’ve seen some of their master-plans for the area. Very impressive, and if they even do half of what they’ve got planned it’ll be wonderful for the area.
Are there not any legal issues with the city helping to develop a hotel for a religious institution that plainly says on their website / in their charter that they require you to believe in Jesus as your savior to work / be a student there? I guess not since the city gave away Compaq Center to Joel Osteen for a ridiculously low rate.
Don’t get me wrong I think the development would overall be good for the area, but I’m just surprised that the city and HBU can do this. I suppose perhaps it is fair since it is not like there is a “Mormon University” that is asking for a similar deal and has been denied, but I guess in theory I prefer the city to stay out of 380 deals with religious institutions of any kind.
My view is at least if they want money like this, then HBU should not discriminate on the basis of gender / religious belief / sexual orientation / etc when it comes to employing people.
Would anyone be willing to link the hbu article. I’m not a chron subscriber.
Rob – ABC 13 has video. And it’s moe informative than the chronicle pay article (IMO). http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/index