Houston Heights Association to host planning department info session addressing development concerns

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The Houston Heights Association plans to host an information meeting about permitting and planning featuring members of the Houston Planning Department and City Council. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Houston Heights Association plans to host an information meeting about permitting and planning featuring members of the Houston Planning Department and City Council. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Houston Heights Association is hosting a presentation with members of the city’s planning department and District C City Council Member Abbie Kamin on Feb. 8.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Feb 8. Registration is required.


Lacking zoning means redevelopment in Houston happens more rapidly than in other cities with more strict regulations. The meeting will serve to help residents understand how the permitting process works for new developments and how to effectively voice concerns, according to the event description.

Although the meeting was not called specifically to address a forthcoming Big Tex Storage Facility planned for the Heights, it will give residents an opportunity to address concerns. The storage facility planned for 730 E. 11th St. has drawn strong resistance from area residents who feel it does not fit the neighborhood’s character.

A group known as Stop BigTex Storage is planning a protest of the facility Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. The group has already gathered nearly 5,000 signatures opposing the facility.
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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