- Sublease Space Supply Up 63% in Houston’s Class A Office Market [Realty News Report]
- Value of Residential Construction Starts Dropped 18% in December in Houston, According to Dodge Data & Analytics [Houston Chronicle]
- Greystar, Medistar Developing Luxury Apartment Complex in the Med Center [HBJ]
- Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Leases 38,582 SF in 2 BLVD Place at 1700 Post Oak [Realty News Report]
- A Record Number of Tourists Stayed in Hotels, Booked Conventions in Houston in 2015 [Houston Chronicle]
- Weather, Utilities Keep Delaying East End’s Hughes Street Overpass Project [Houston Public Media]
- How Houston Boosted Mass Transit Ridership By Improving Service Without Spending a Dime [Vox]
- Ride-Hailing Companies Can Officially Operate in Galveston Starting in March [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Heights Clock Tower, Navigation Esplanade, Cross Creek Ranch Win Urban Land Institute Awards [Houston Chronicle]
Photo of East Downtown: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Not to be pedantic, but the Greystar project is not in the Medical Center, it is off the northwestern edge. For-profit activity in not allowed within TMC.
To even imply that Metro has improved is a bold faced lie, more akin to bovine scatology… First off the service is even worse now, more infrequent, just as dangerously overcrowded and frequently late, basically amounting to no improvement at all just hype.. Not to mention while spending nothing? Another bold faced lie, who is paying for the TV and Radio ads, they’re not free, what about all the printing and rebranding the buses, also free? Absolutely not. All of this hype is a huge morass of crap primarily aimed to distract people from just how bad Metro’s service truly is.. Catch a #82, #85, or #47 route bus sometime, experience the incompetence for yourself.
judging a publicly tax funded transportation service solely on it’s ridership numbers is hugely deceptive. Think about the implication of this line a bit harder and try again sherlock: “Rather than run a large number of low-frequency bus routes that look good on a map, concentrate vehicles on a smaller number of high-demand routes.”
Business travelers are not tourists and the proof will be next year’s numbers.
@The Roanoke – I totally agree. Just because my boring business convention occurs in a B league city, that does not make me a “tourist” nor does it imply that I would have gone there of my volition. If it were up to me, the convention would have been in Hawaii. Conventions are more a form of overall cost and hotel availability.