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Downtown At A Glance, June 2019

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.

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MassChallenge expands global network to Houston

MassChallenge, Central Houston and the City of Houston announces partnership with MassChallenge, a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators, to launch its newest program in Downtown Houston, located at GreenStreet. MassChallenge Texas’ inaugural startup cohort, which will begin in the summer of 2019, will support up to 25 startups through a zero-equity, six week-long bootcamp.

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Office Story

The Downtown Office Story is an in-depth proprietary longitudinal analysis of the competitive Downtown office market, based on the collection and analysis of primary data from our most competitive buildings. The survey and analysis are based on consistent methodology spanning over three decades. Buildings in the survey have proven the ability to compete for tenants in the downtown Class A and B markets. For 35 years the results have assisted the various real estate stakeholders (owners, leasing agents, and potential investors) in making data-driven and informed marketing and investment decisions. This survey supplements and does not replace other traditional market surveys: broker, owner, or third-party reports.

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Central Houston Presents 2019 Priorities

Whether you’re a long-time resident or visiting the Bayou City for the first time, there’s no questioning Houston is experiencing an incredible burst of development, particularly within its Downtown core.

Central Houston and it’s affiliate organizations and partners are laser focused on moving a progressive and dynamic vision forward.  At a recent Central Houston member breakfast, staff presented major projects and initiatives for 2019.  

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Central Houston announces stellar innovation panel for 2018 Annual Meeting

Our region is currently in the early stages of developing an Innovation Corridor linking Downtown, Texas Medical Center and Rice University. Speakers will include Jennifer Bonnett, Director/General Manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center, Georgia’s Technological Incubator; Adam Embar, Co-Founder and CEO of The Flatiron School; and John Hawthorne, Founder and CEO of MassChallenge. Barbara Burger, President of Chevron Technology Ventures, will moderate the panel discussion.

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Downtown Redevelopment Authority Approves New Public Park in Southern Downtown

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. 

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