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Houston City Council OKs land deal to allow for relocation of Freed-Montrose Library

The Freed-Montrose Library will relocate to a space within an upcoming mixed-used development.


4:00 PM Jan 8, 2020 CST

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.



Houston City Council approves expanded area with restricted lot size, use in the Heights

Houston City Council approved an expansion of a minimum lot size application seeking to curb commercial development in the Heights.


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.


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.


New survey allows Houston residents to provide input on Memorial Park plans

Residents can weigh in on the master plan at its halfway mark.



Inner-Loop high rise development shows no sign of slowing

Dozens of high rises have been built inside the Loop in the last decade, and another 20 are possibly on the way.


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.


Houston Endowment selects design, architects for new building near Buffalo Bayou

After a monthslong international competition, Houston Endowment Inc. has found the architects and design for its new facility on Buffalo Bayou.


Four-acre Upper Kirby site scooped up for potential mixed use project

A four-acre parcel at Richmond Avenue and Buffalo Speedway has been purchased by a partnership led by Senterra Real Estate Group for a potential mixed-use project.



Developers share details on Montrose Collective, relocation of Freed-Montrose library

The Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library could find a new home within an upcoming development near the 800 block of Westheimer Road.


Town hall set for possible relocation of Freed-Montrose Library to new development

City officials are holding a town hall this week to gather input on the possible move of the Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library.


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 .


Houston City Council approves creation of Highland Village management district

Houston businessman Haidar Barbouti already owns all the commercial property in the shopping center on Westheimer Road in between Drexel Road and the Union Pacific Railroad line, known collectively as Highland Village. Now he plans to transform the public infrastructure along that strip too.



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.


State board approves demolition of senior living facility at 2100 Memorial

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs has approved the demolition of an affordable senior living complex that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey and has since faced legal obstacles from residents.



Walkability policies take aim at Houston’s driving culture

Emerson Rose owner Bonnie Reay said she chose to open her boutique’s two locations on Westheimer Road in Montrose and 19th Street in the Heights because she knows foot traffic drives business.


New retail center on Washington Avenue picks up tenants

Washington Central, a retail center under construction at 4015 Washington Ave., Houston, has signed on …


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 greenways to new ways of thinking, flood infrastructure is a challenge inside the Loop

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.