Tag Archives: Midtown Houston

Midtown Houston Furthers Commitment to Homeless Outreach

  In recent months, SEARCH Homeless Services’ Outreach Specialist, Eric Johnson, and LaVoy Darden have been meeting with the homeless population in Midtown Houston. With dedicated guidance during the pilot phase from December through May 2021, the team found that over half (171) of those engaged want permanent housing. It is reported that 18 of

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Midtown District Wins World Landscape Architecture (WLA) Professional Merit Award for Design Excellence

  Since efforts to transform Midtown Houston’s green spaces, housing, and walkability began over 10 years ago, the District has become a top destination, known for its beautiful updated parks, public art pieces, and continually developing transport options. After years of thoughtful growth and development, the global design community has taken notice.  Added to its

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Honoring Texas History this Juneteenth Holiday

  (photo courtesy of Emancipation Park Conservancy by Mark Herboth) Although the world is just discovering the significance of June 19th, we have long celebrated the day here in Houston. A blending of the words June and nineteenth, Juneteenth is the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery and commemorates June 19, 1865,

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Houston’s Third Ward, a Tale of Then and Now

Sit down for a cup of coffee and conversation with Algenita Scott Davis and you will learn a lot about the rich history of Houston’s Third Ward. You will also hear her strong confidence about the neighborhood’s future.   Davis is the housing program manager for the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement, a nonprofit

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Midtown Park Named Finalist for the Urban Land Institute’s Americas Awards for Excellence

  After being awarded the 2020 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Houston Development of Distinction Award and The People’s Choice Award, Midtown Park is now receiving international recognition. Earlier this month, ULI announced that Midtown Park is a finalist for the Americas Awards for Excellence among 22 other exceptional developments across North America.  This ULI competition

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500 Affordable Homes Built, 500 More Planned in Central Houston

(photo by Cole Klein Builders) Imagine new single-family homes with price tags below $200,000 and senior housing with rent as low as $300 a month plus on-site access to health care. Then add in some affordable townhomes, duplexes, and apartments within walking distance of public transportation and nearby jobs. If you think this sounds like

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La Calle Tacos in Bagby Park to Feature Live Entertainment and Enhanced Amenities for Day and Night Dining

(photo courtesy of La Calle Tacos) This summer, visitors of Bagby Park in Midtown Houston will experience outdoor entertainment and savory Mexican-style bites against a lush green backdrop. La Calle Tacos is set to open this summer after revisiting the original concept and shifting to focus on developing a world-class outdoor dining experience. “We hoped

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New Data Shows Midtown Houston’s Population has More than Doubled over the Past 20 Years

  In the past two decades, Midtown Houston has evolved into a bustling community that combines the perfect blend of modern, center-city living with an abundance of arts and cultural offerings. Young professionals and families value the proximity to convenient transportation and nearby parks, and new data shows just how much the area is continuing

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Spark Creativity and Directly Support 40+ Local Artists at Midtown Houston’s Virtual Art Market

There’s no denying we can all benefit from the hope and joy inspired by Midtown Houston’s art community. This year more than ever, we must make that extra effort to connect. Plus, local artists continue to innovate and create despite challenges posed by the necessity of social distancing. They need our support, and we need

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Midtown Houston Helps To Support Senior Living Affordable Housing

(photo courtesy of The Montrose Center) As a continuation of our affordable housing initiatives, Midtown Houston has advanced its effort to work in partnership with community-based entities to produce affordable housing. More specifically, Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) supported the production of an affordable housing senior living project, the Law Harrington Senior Living Center located in

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