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 its affiliate organizations and partners are closely focused on moving a progressive and dynamic vision forward. At a recent Central Houston member breakfast, staff presented major projects and initiatives for 2020.
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.
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.