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BARC Animal Shelter celebrates debut of cattery with $1 adoptions for cats, kittens

The cattery was BARC's most recent step toward expanding its shelter space.


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Economic outlook suggests affordable housing shortage on the horizon for Greater Houston area

With the oil and gas industry slow to recover and an expected surge in low- and moderate-wage jobs on the horizon, local experts are forecasting a shortage of affordable housing in the Greater Houston area.

Public has final chance to weigh in on new policies aiming to make Houston more walkable

Proponents of two upcoming policy changes say they will make Houston pedestrian-friendly but opponents say they will cause more traffic and parking headaches.



Garden Oaks, Independence Heights areas lead Houston's demolition activity in 2019

ZIP code 77018 lead the city with 180 demolition permits issued in 2019.


New Coca-Cola property owners seek mixed-use development, but West U considers bid for detention

Over 15 acres of prime Inner Loop real estate are back on the market, and the property owner has said they prefer a mixed-use development.


Houston City Council approves $23 million in loans for two affordable housing developments

Houston City Council this week approved the allocation of federally backed loans for two developments near Bellaire and the Heights.


Houston OK's contract to design new library for Westbury, Meyerland area

A new library in a new location will take its place.



Shell property addition to Willow Waterhole takes critical steps forward

After a six-year process, plans to construct a new 13-acre detention pond in Westbury took critical steps forward in late October.


Vote on former Chevron property delayed as developer revises plans

In response to concerns from Bellaire city staff, SLS West Loop LP presented revised plans for the former Chevron campus at an Oct. 17 Planning and Zoning Commission workshop.


Bellaire P&Z Commission postpones vote on Chevron redevelopment

Bellaire’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted to table their recommendation to council regarding rezoning and specific-use permit requests filed by the owner of the property located at 4800 Fournace Place and 5901S. Rice Ave. until a workshop could be held with the applicant next Thursday.


Bellaire looks to commercial growth to bolster revenue

The vast majority of the land within Bellaire’s city limits is zoned residential, and 86% of the city’s property tax revenue—its biggest source of funds—comes from those properties.



Houston City Council approves 30-year Spaceport lease for FlightSafety

A flight simulation company will soon lease land in Phase 1 of the Houston Spaceport .


Demo Monday: River Oaks historic mansion renovation and more permit activity, Sept. 9-13

A demolition permit was sold this week to allow a restoration and renovation of 1059 Kirby Drive to move forward.


JUST IN: Texas Central signs design-build contract with civil engineering firm Salini Impregilo

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify the difference between Texas Central's Sept. 13 announcement about a design-build contract with Salini Impregilo and an October 2018 announcement about a limited-notice-to-proceed agreement with Salini Impregilo. 


Demo Monday: Museum District apartments and more Houston demolition activity, Aug. 26-Sept. 6

Multiple demolition permits issued for the 200 block of Portland Street in the Montrose/Museum District area could signal that work may begin on a townhome project that has been on the books since 2014.



Demo Monday: Rice Village daycare, Christian Community Service Center building and more demolitions in Houston, Aug. 19-23

Demolition permits sold this week include an expansion project at the Christian Community Service Center and a new daycare coming to the Rice Village area.


Demo Monday: Alta River Oaks, St. Thomas Episcopal and more demolition activity in Houston, Aug. 12-16

A demolition permit was issued this week for the former Center for Hearing and Speech building to make way for a new luxury apartment midrise .


Demo Monday: River Oaks mansion, home tear downs to watch for across Houston for Aug. 5-9

Residential properties across the city of Houston are receiving demolition permits, with a concentration of tear-downs in the Spring Branch area the week of Aug. 5.


From streets to creeks, Houston rebuilding its resilience around Brays Bayou

Editor’s note: This is part of a series exploring efforts to make Houston a flood-resilient city . A similar version of this story also appeared in the Bellaire/Meyerland/West University edition.



Developer: Revitalized Houston Farmers Market will retain its character

Just over two years after purchasing the historic Houston Farmers Market, developers broke ground on a project Aug. 6 that they said will turn the fresh produce marketplace into an even bigger food destination without leaving its 76-year heritage behind.


Chevron campus, 4301 Bellaire, Take 5 Oil Change: 3 development highlights from Bellaire’s Aug. 5 City Council meeting

Bellaire City Council's Aug. 5 meeting had a development-heavy agenda, including a public hearing for a potential new oil change station on Bellaire Boulevard, an update on the possible new development of the old Chevron property and a rezoning request for 4301 Bellaire Blvd.


Demo Monday: Heights Chase building and more demolition activity in Houston, July 22-26

A permit this week signaled demolition work would come to a Chase bank building on a site that's under construction for a high-rise apartment building, with more on the way.


Demo Monday: City kicks off Demolition Day in Second Ward, razes 15 buildings

The city of Houston itself was slated to demolish 15 structures July 20 as Mayor Sylvester Turner kicked off Demolition Day, the second quarterly event this year to bring attention to abandoned and dangerous buildings.



Formal groundbreaking held for Houston's Ion innovation hub

A groundbreaking ceremony was held July 19 for The Ion innovation hub, a project backed by The Rice Management Company that will see the former Sears building renovated into what is hoped to be a centerpiece of the city's innovation district for businesses.


Houston City Council votes to end parking requirements in some areas surrounding downtown Houston

New developments in Midtown, east downtown and parts of the Near Northside and Montrose will no longer be required to provide a set number of parking spaces.