Central Houston, Inc., since its beginning in 1983, has led, created, assisted, advocated, encouraged and developed many initiatives that have helped revitalize downtown. Downtown Houston is now at a critical point: downtown must continue the evolution of its sense of place with additional streetscape improvements, development of more residential and retail, and, of course, strength of the office market.
Links on the left panel of this site provide details of many of Central Houston's ongoing programs. For information on additional projects, especially those which have been completed, see the Accomplishments section of this site.
In addition to major programs, Central Houston addresses special needs, which require quick and specialized responses to enhance benefits to the community. On an ad hoc basis, Central Houston has assisted in preparation for such events as the 2004 All Star Game, 2004 Super Bowl, 1997 Houston Industries Power of Houston fireworks spectacular, the 1994 and 1995 Thanksgiving Day Parades, 1994 and 1995 Rockets Parades, the 1998-2000 Comets parades, 1992 Urban Land Institute Conference, the 1992 U.S. Conference of Mayors, the 1992 Republican National Convention, the 1990 Economic Summit, the opening of the George R. Brown Convention Center, and Rendezvous Houston.