As the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, Houston’s got a lot going on. Here’s a roundup of some of the month’s most important City of Houston news that could affect EaDo residents, straight from Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office.
Working to improve Houston neighborhoods, five more neighborhoods (Alief, Fort Bend Houston, Kashmere Gardens, Magnolia Park-Manchester and Sunnyside) have been added to the Complete Communities Initiative program. The project aims to provide quality amenities to Houston neighborhoods that may need some extra assistance in maintenance. For more information on Complete Communities Initiative click here.
The building located at 2211 Congress Street has received a demolition permit. The once historic building was built in the early 1900s, but after enduring severe damage when the roof collapsed, the building became unsalvageable. It’s an unfortunate loss to Houston architectural history, though we’re optimistic about a new beginning.
The controversial topic of omitting the citizenship question on the census has come to an end and Mayor Turner is pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision. Mayor Turner said in a statement, “As the 4th largest and most ethnically diverse city in the country, a robust outreach campaign is imperative to the city of Houston and the state of Texas due to the significant financial impacts resulting from a census count.” The results of the census could help Houston financially and gain Texas two more seats in Congress.
The City of Houston will begin its 600 affordable rental homes project, funded with money from the Harvey Recovery Program. The project will give several families affordable housing and relief from overpriced rent costs. Construction is set to begin as early as 2020 with a projection end date of 2021 for the first set of units. More details on this project can be found here.