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Revitalization Brings Hope — and a Little Worry — to Houston’s Fifth Ward

Changes are happening all over Greater Houston, which can take many forms. It might be a high-rise in midtown, a master-planned community along the Grand Parkway or the revitalization of a 150-year-old neighborhood — making something old new again. That’s exactly what’s happening in Houston’s Fifth Ward. That’s the area north of Buffalo Bayou and […]

Fifth Ward Sign - BannerChanges are happening all over Greater Houston, which can take many forms. It might be a high-rise in midtown, a master-planned community along the Grand Parkway or the revitalization of a 150-year-old neighborhood — making something old new again.

That's exactly what's happening in Houston's Fifth Ward. That's the area north of Buffalo Bayou and east of White Oak Bayou.

Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin went there to get a sense of what's been changing there — and learns about some of the fear that such change brings.


MORE: Fifth Ward Celebrates Reopening of Historic DeLuxe Theatre (News 88.7, Dec. 14, 2015)

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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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