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Celebrate These Hispanic-Owned Businesses in Midtown Houston Year-Round

(photo via Gloria’s on Facebook) As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, we want to remind you to celebrate minority-owned businesses year-round. Midtown Houston has a number of exceptional restaurants, retail stores, and professional services owned and operated by Hispanic individuals. We want to draw your attention to these hidden gems and local favorites. 

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Safer Commuting and Stunning Surroundings Headed to Caroline Street in Midtown Houston

(rendering by Design Workshop)   Caroline Street in Midtown Houston provides connectivity for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists traveling between the Central Business District and Houston Community College- Central Campus. With this in mind, the Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) designed the Caroline Street Reconstruction Project to create a vibrant corridor that balances the needs of transportation,

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Part 1: Affordable Housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward

Empty lots are being turned into affordable housing in Houston’s Greater Third Ward area. In part one of our video series on this unique program being coordinated by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement, we take a look at how the program got started. Midtown Redevelopment Authority: midtownhouston.com/affordable-housing

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Midtown Redefines How Affordable Housing Needs are Met

(photo by Cole Klein Builders)   Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA) and the Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement (CCPPI) are setting a new standard in Houston for economic, community and housing development with their 100 Homes Initiative in the OST/South Union Center neighborhood. For years, the approach to affordable housing has been to scatter homes

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Support Local Businesses While Honoring Our History

Rossonian Cleaners (1928) / photo by David Bush   Midtown Houston has a strong cultural heritage that is kept alive by the people who now call it home and the historic sites that continue to thrive. One of these is the Rossonian Cleaners building on Almeda Road, a beautiful and historic location. You can support this

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Get Outdoors: Midtown Houston Park Events Return for the Fall Season

  Park events have returned with in-person and virtual options at Bagby Park (415 Gray St.), Midtown Park (2811 Travis St.), Elizabeth Baldwin Park (1701 Elgin St.), and Elizabeth Glover Park (3104 Austin St.) in Midtown Houston. Park programs which had transitioned into virtual programs only last year are now gearing up for hybrid events

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One Emancipation Center: A Place to Gather, Do Business and Develop Affordable Housing

(view from One Emancipation Center) One Emancipation Center will soon open, serving as a hub for affordable housing initiatives, office space, and community gatherings. Located in the heart of Third Ward, across the street from Emancipation Park, it’s more than a new building; it is a symbol of rebirth for the neighborhood. “People are very

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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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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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