October 12, 2018 at Hilton Americas-Houston Save the Date! Central Houston Annual Luncheon: The annual luncheon has become one of the premier business and networking events in Houston, with approximately 1,000 attendees each year. The Annual Meeting and Luncheon is open to the public; member companies have the first option to purchase a table and have priority seating for the event. Save the Date Invite [pdf]
Today, the board of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DRA) has voted to approve a site for a new public park in Southern Downtown. In accordance with the City Council approved budget for the DRA, they are signing a ground lease with renewal options on the property bounded by Bell Street, San Jacinto Street, Leeland Street and Fannin Street in Downtown Houston. The park will inhabit three quarters of a block which is currently occupied by Goodyear Auto Service Center.
Over the past two decades, more than $9 billion in public and private investments have been made towards achieving Downtown’s vision of a creative and vibrant place to live, work and play.
2017 was a momentous year for Downtown Houston, with incredible highs and devastating lows. The year kicked off with Downtown hosting over 1.3 million visitors for Super Bowl LIVE, a nine-day interactive fan festival leading up to Super Bowl LI. Against this backdrop, the office market continued to feel the effects of the deepest downturn in the energy industry since the 1990s.
At January’s membership breakfast, CHI staff presented a comprehensive 2017 year-end review as well as priorties moving forward.
On November 3, Central Houston released Plan Downtown: Converging Culture, Lifestyle & Commerce, 20-year vision plan outlining recommendations for both short-term and long-term planning, development and design.
The Downtown office market outperformed regional submarkets, buttressing Downtown’s competitive advantage of quality and prime office space.
April 2018: Hard Hat Tour of Kinder High School for the Performing & Visual Arts (HSPVA): The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will be moving into their new five-story, 168,000-square foot building at Caroline and Austin at the end of the year. Central Houston members will receive an exclusive sneak peek of the $80 million project – designed by Central Houston member, Gensler. Members only.