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Dark Blocks Project Lights Up Midtown Houston

  For several months, Midtown Houston’s Dark Blocks Project has been an ongoing effort to increase the lighting infrastructure and respond to concerns about public safety in our community. Today, we’re proud to report that the outcome of the project, led by Midtown Management District’s (MMD) Service & Maintenance Committee, is bright!  Local law enforcement

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Midtown Develops Affordable Housing in Southeast Houston & Third Ward

(photo courtesy of  Cole Klein Builders) There is a trend in the lack of affordability in urban areas and in particular in the inner cities of places like Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. In major cities across the country, home ownership and rental costs have escalated substantially, driving people to the suburbs or outside

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Advancing Affordable Housing & Creating Stronger Communities

  As a continuation of our affordable housing initiatives, CCPPI, Midtown Houston’s affordable housing partner, has secured developer agreements to produce more than 130 new affordable homes, including 43 single family homes in Palmetto (OST/South Union), 70 homes in the Martin Luther King area, and an additional 24 homes in Third Ward.   The strategies we

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Patio Brunch and New Orleans Flavor at Phil & Derek’s in Midtown Houston

  Phil and Derek’s Restaurant and Jazz Lounge is bringing you the taste, smells, and atmosphere of New Orleans to the Space City with fun, live and upbeat jazz/R&B music. If you’re looking for a safe, social distancing spot in Midtown Houston, then Phil & Derek’s is just the place.  They offer an indoor dining

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Midtown Addresses Houston Affordable Housing Crisis

  Every day, affordable housing threatens the stability, growth and vitality of families in communities surrounding Midtown Houston and throughout the city. Recognizing this issue is not the same as addressing it.  The Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 (TIRZ) are parallel organizations that use incremental taxes generated in Midtown

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Hurricane Preparedness and You

As Hurricane Laura continues to develop, please follow recommendations made by the City of Houston. At this time, the city does not anticipate issuing evacuation orders. However, it is important to stay vigilant as conditions can change rapidly. In addition to the local news, the Regional Joint Information Center (JIC) is your best source for timely and accurate information

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MidtownHOU Arts Micro Grants

Midtown Houston has awarded six organizational grants of $4,000 and seven individual artist grants of $1,500, allowing artists and art organizations to fund free and open-to-the-public community cultural art projects and performances in Midtown. The grant recipients partnered with area businesses and community organizations in their works. The projects are timely, relevant, and will be

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Teach You Tuesday: Change is Brewing

In keeping with Midtown Houston’s Teach You Tuesday tradition, the first Tuesday of August invites you to explore and learn something new about beer. If craft brewing has ever crossed your mind as a hobby, now is your chance to learn from skilled local brewmasters at Under the Radar Brewery.  To raise awareness about the

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