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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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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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