The North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP) is a more than $7 billion, 24-mile, 3-segment TxDOT project to rebuild IH-45 from Beltway 8 through Downtown. The project includes rebuilding IH-10 across northern Downtown and IH-69 from the Montrose bridge to the IH-10 interchange. NHHIP is a priority infrastructure and transportation planning initiative for Central Houston, Downtown District and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority. These organizations are collaborating with TxDOT, the City of Houston, and other entities on project implementation, including civic opportunities for public space and private redevelopment in proximity to the highway project.
NHHIP Civic Opportunities Master Plan Presentation [pdf]
As we look to the future, Central Houston will continue its course, striving to help elevate Houston even further. Even with the great progress achieved over the past few decades, there’s much more that can be done to ensure that Houston stays competitive with other major urban areas, both in the US and across the globe. All of those other cities continue to grow and evolve and improve, so Houston must continue to make the strides it has over recent years.
Central Houston remains strong because of our track record—built on credibility and momentum, people take Central Houston seriously.
A membership in Central Houston is an incredible way to unify the voice of business leaders, so we can have a powerful impact in moving downtown and the central city in a positive direction. By joining Central Houston, you lend your support to advocacy efforts that benefit our overall economy, while staying informed on pertinent issues that can affect your bottom line.
Central Houston members are some of the most influential business people in the region. Membership covers the breadth of Houston’s business community, from one person start-ups to multinational giants, with not-for-profit organizations, small businesses and mid-market businesses all part of the diverse membership mix.
As a Central Houston member, we offer many ways for you to share ideas with other members of the downtown community, from public officials and property owners to residents and retailers. Your involvement can range from simply keeping informed to participating in long-range planning sessions, forums, and ongoing committees.
It’s our members’ thoughts, vision and experiences that drive what we do. What does it take to grow a thriving core? What is the ongoing role of the center city in sustaining a growing region?
Join us to help find the answers and solutions to shape Houston’s future.
2018-19 Central Houston Strategic Framework [pdf]
- Housing the Homeless – The Way Home
- Residential Development
- Downtown Framework Planning
- Buffalo Bayou initiatives
- Sidewalk and street improvements
- Neighborhood connections
- Elysian Viaduct – new bridge and roadway
- Hike and bike trails
- Wayfinding improvements
- Quality education options
- Support of major large-scale events such as Super Bowl LI
- North Houston Highway Improvement Project
- Business recruitment and retention