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Are We Any Closer to a Concrete Plan for the Astrodome?

Yesterday (June 28, 2016), the Harris County Commissioners Court unveiled updated plans and cost estimates for preserving the Astrodome. The plan involves raising the dome’s floor to ground level to create a 9-acre open space with air conditioning and building an underground parking garage with room for 1,400 vehicles. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says […]

The exterior of the Astrodome as shown during the building's 50th birthday celebration. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media.Yesterday (June 28, 2016), the Harris County Commissioners Court unveiled updated plans and cost estimates for preserving the Astrodome. The plan involves raising the dome's floor to ground level to create a 9-acre open space with air conditioning and building an underground parking garage with room for 1,400 vehicles.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says this plan would preserve the Astrodome's structure, and he added that events and festivals could use the new space.

We talk with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about the latest plans for the Astrodome and take your questions and comments.

MORE:
Harris County Moves Forward On Proposal To Repurpose Astrodome (News 88.7, June 28, 2016)
County Commissioners Review Latest Plan To Repurpose The Astrodome (News 88.7, June 27, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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