Projects

San Antonio Trip Focused on Best Practices in Addressing Homelessness

I recently spent a day with colleagues in San Antonio meeting with Mayor Ivy Taylor, city officials and staff with Haven for Hope, a transformational campus providing housing, social services and programming to over 900 homeless men, women and children. The 22-acre, 17-building campus includes office and meeting spaces for wrap-around services, such as health…

610 & Gulf Freeway Construction

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) has begun construction on 2 direct-connectors at the I-45 Gulf Freeway and I-610 South Loop Interchange. This project will improve connectivity for motorists while reducing congestion and improving safety along this heavily traveled corridor. The project limits for I-610 South Look just west of Broad St. to I-45 Gulf…

Mayor Turner Kicks Off Hire Houston Youth 2017

Mayor Turner and Greater Houston Partnership Kick Off Hire Houston Youth 2017 Sponsor a Summer, Change a Future Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Greater Houston Partnership kicked off the second year of Hire Houston Youth at a breakfast at the new Partnership Tower adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Hire Houston Youth provides…

Your opinion counts: What issues should the City focus on next year?

In 2015, Houston’s City Council took the groundbreaking step of adopting the city’s first general plan, Plan Houston. The Plan describes a vision and goals for our community and identifies twelve core strategies that represent the City’s approach for achieving the vision.    The City of Houston is now actively working towards achieving the community goals laid out in…

HPD Seeks to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides an opportunity for the Houston Police Department to bring additional attention to an underreported crime. Victims are usually, but not always, women, with one in four women experiencing domestic violence in her lifetime.  It affects people of all ages and all ethnic, racial and…

Hello Beautiful – Scenic Houston began its first capital project

With nearly $6 million, and counting, in contributions since March 2015, Scenic Houston began its first capital project on June 1st. Beginning with donations from every member of the Scenic Houston board of directors, additional funds and in-kind contributions have come from donors ranging from corporations to non-profit partners to philanthropic foundations to individuals. Scenic…

Got Graffiti?

One of the first programs initiated by the District designed to positively impact the quality of life in our community was the removal of unsightly graffiti from public and private property. At no additional cost, the District provides removal of graffiti from businesses, public property and other private property. This service is provided through a…