- Downtown Living Initiative Nearly Maxed Out After Fairfield Residential’s 290-Unit Project at Main St. and Jefferson Approved for Financial Incentives [Houston Chronicle]
- Hooked on Growth, The Woodlands May Turn to Tax Incentives To Counteract Slowing Pace of Commercial Development [Houston Chronicle]
- $49M Katy Mills Convention Center Complex Will Center on Boardwalk Around 80-Acre Retention Pond [Community Impact News]
- Gaia Real Estate Sells 300-Unit Township Apartments at 401 South Bender Ave. in Humble To Local Developer [Prime Property]
- Philadelphia Firm Pays $52.5 Million for 843-Unit Trails at Dominion Park Apartments in North Houston [Prime Property]
- 5.34M of the 17M SF of Office Space in the Pipeline for the Houston Area Is Still Unleased [GlobeSt.com]
- Average Apartment Rental for 2-Bedroom in Houston $1,040, Second Highest in Texas Behind Austin, Finds ApartmentList [Culturemap; report]
- After Agreement Last Month, City in Talks with 2 More Companies To Remove Dozens of Billboards Across Houston [Houston Chronicle]
- Johnny Steele Dog Park in Buffalo Bayou Park To Hold Grand Opening This Saturday [Culturemap; previously on Swamplot]
- Stewart Beach Master Plan Includes Boardwalk, Dog Park, Pavilion, Food Truck Park, Roller Skating Rink [Galveston County Daily News ($)]
- Harris County To Restore 4,000SF 1973 Mural on Old Continental Can Company Factory Spanning Full 5900 Block of Canal [Houston Chronicle]
- Residents Near Marathon Petroleum’s Galveston Bay Refinery Find Cars Coated in Silica Sand-Aluminum Oxide Powder [abc13]
Photo of Spur 527: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
Re Billboards: I miss billboards. I know a lot of people hate them, but I grew up here in the 70s and they were woven into the fabric of my childhood. I wish they would build more of them.
Downtown Living Tax break is nothing short of communistic approach to trying to ‘grow’ an obviously obsolete part of the City for hipsters, liberals, socialists, and lets go ahead and insert Obama into that somehow. I oppose the construction of Harvard filled Ivory towers in what is ‘clearly’ a dying part of the city.
The Woodlands Commercial Tax break is a great use of capitalism to reward, real, hard working Americans. I support this venture to construct a new business district, where offices, shops, residents, are centralized around a certain location with significant transportation options.
@NotCommonsense You get me every time.
The Katy Boardwalk is an interesting proposition. I, too, enjoy the smell of stagnant runoff! I read something a while back about the idea of it being a wildlife preserve. Eh…
The Woodlands tax incentives in order to bring in more sales tax is questionable. I think we are already getting to a zero-sum game, where new will just cannibalize old.
Regarding billboards, it’s great news reading of the progress being made. If only this much attention were given to the hideous appearance of the entire North Freeway, which is the first thing many travelers see after landing in Houston. As for anyone who would blight Houston’s landscape with billboards, may they find another city, somewhere else in the solar system, to trash out. These perpetrators are themselves worthless trash.