Tag Archives: Midtown Houston

New Changes Unveiled at Bagby Park in Midtown Houston

Photo by Matt Daniel Midtown Houston has eagerly anticipated the unveiling of exciting new changes at Bagby Park in Midtown. As of February 2021, we are thrilled to announce that many of the enhanced spaces at Bagby Park are now open to the public. In addition to the dog park, bocce ball court, and public

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Murals with a Message: See Latest Works by Local Artists in Midtown Houston

Amidst a global pandemic and a national lens focused on social justice issues, Midtown Houstonhas partnered with UP Art Studio to create relevant, unconventional mini murals in the district. The two organizations commissioned local artists Renee Victor and Armando Castelan to create works that confront prevailing issues in the world today with hopes of sparking

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New restaurant coming to Bagby Park: La Calle Tacos to open in Spring of 2021

(Photo via La Calle Tacos Facebook page) La Calle Tacos is officially coming to Midtown Houston. This is the second Houston location for the fast-casual concept specializing in food from Mexico City. The menu at La Calle is simple: Mexican-style tacos with corn tortillas or American-style tacos with flour tortillas and sides of Mexican street

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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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Rideshare App Safety in Midtown Houston

  Rideshare apps are all the rage thanks to the convenience of easily getting to your next location simply by opening your smartphone. Yet there is still a degree of risk inherent to calling a ride. Follow the tips below to stay safe while utilizing this resource in Midtown Houston. Steps to Stay Safe in

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