Tax Subsidy for Downtown Redevelopment to Double

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The program that provides a $15,000 per unit to developers building in the Downtown District is poised to double. The proposal will increase the number of subsidized units from 2500 to 5000 residential units and increase the tax abatement to $75 Million. Houston Chronicle:  “Downtown views call to many suburbanites” For Krishnan Iyer, moving downtown meant a lot of things: Not having to use his car in auto-dependent Houston, being able to walk to work, to restaurants, to the movies.

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City of Houston – Capital Improvement Plan 2013+

The Mayor’s Office, along with Council Member Mike Laster’s team, conducted the annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) meeting last evening at the Sharpstown Community Center. Mayor Parker, CM Laster, and panelists from various city departments provided an overview of many development projects, including the opening slide show about Rebuild Houston. The speakers were professional, articulate, and informative, and I came away with the feeling that there is a well thought out plan of action. CM Mike Laster in particular was

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New Corporate HQ in Sharpstown

As reported by the Houston Business Journal: Houston-based DataVox    , an information technology systems company, is constructing a new corporate headquarters building near Beltway 8 and Bellaire Boulevard. The corporate headquarters will be housed in a $10 million, three-story building designed by American Commerical Contractors, the company said Nov. 15 in a statement. The building will feature a three-story glass curtain wall atrium, skybridges, breakrooms,meetingspace, a server room and a warehouse. DataVox expects to open the headquarters in September

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St. Agnes Academy refiles nightclub lawsuit

It appears the lawsuit that St. Agnes Academy filed against numerous parties, and subsequently dropped, has been refiled. No lengthy comment from the Attorney for SAA, but it seems to be the exact same suit.  Chron.com has more: St. Agnes takes another shot Remember the lawsuit St. Agnes filed and then dropped to thwart the opening of a bar near its new athletic fields? The all girls private school refiled the lawsuit last week against the City of Houston, the

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