Where exactly, these days, does Fourth Ward end and Midtown begin? That may be a little bit clearer before long (depending on how you define the 2) — a reader notes that someone looks to be getting ready to stake a visible claim for Midtown on the narrow strip of land at the crotch of Webster and W. Gray streets, just west of Matthews St. and the latest add-on to the Post Midtown Square development. (The yellow signage of that recently scorched Fuzzy’s is visible on the left.)
The silt fencing rimming the median segment as of late comes with a construction sign calling the spot “Midtown Entry Portal — Site 3.” That grassy sliver does sit at the end of a short but pointy finger of land jutting out of the northwestern boundary of the area’s tax increment reinvestment zone, which as of 2009 is shaped about like this:
That skinny branch off the southern boundary of the zone reaches into the Museum District to snag a few properties along Caroline St. — namely, the Asia Society Center, its parking lot, and the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
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Images: Chris C. (map), City of Houston (TIRZ 2 map)
“That skinny branch off the southern boundary of the zone reaches into the Museum District to snag a few properties along Caroline St. — namely, the Asia Society Center, its parking lot, and the Houston Museum of African American Culture.”
In any OTHER world (read that ‘logical’) Midtown would stop at the US-59/I-69 boundary ….
Hey, don’t forget to carve out a spot for Midtrose
It will be very clear if you just build a wall!
If these are the boundaries of Midtown, then ppl definitely need to stop billing the former code enforcement apartment project as Midtown’s first residential high rise.
That’s an old photo. This sign has already been knocked down by an all-too-frequent errant driver.
The other projects are at Elgin/Brazos and Brazos/IH45. More details are here: https://www.civcastusa.com/projectdetails.aspx?projectID=8023