A few weeks ago, the Urban Land Institute released its report, compiled at the invitation of Harris County and the NTHP. It folds Judge Emmett’s park concept in with several others for the Dome, resulting in a vision for a multi-use facility with a price tag of $242 million, which could provide a game-day experience for the Houston Texans, new space for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Offshore Technology Conference, plus community festivals, farmers markets, movie nights, and more.
But while efforts continue to find a way to re-purpose the Astrodome, Harris County citizens have not, to date, indicated a willingness to pay for such renovations. In last fall's Houston Public Media/KHOU poll, a majority said no to any tax dollars being spent on the Dome.
We discuss the latest developments surrounding the Dome debate. And we'll welcome your Astrodome memories on this 50th anniversary of its grand opening.