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Residents Weigh in on Revamping Houston’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Posted on · Last night (Oct. 24, 2016), Houston City Council Member Dwight Boykins of District D held a community town hall to address the priorities of addressing Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The meeting comes just a few weeks after a joint report by the Texas Organizing Project and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service. We discuss what issues […]

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Could Houston’s Richmond Strip Return to its Former Glory?

Posted on · Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, the “Richmond Strip” (or Richmond Avenue close to the Galleria area) was a vibrant place. It was kind of like today’s bustling Washington Avenue corridor. Richmond was the place to be seen. Young professionals who worked in the Galleria were moving into new apartments, but then further development seemed […]

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A Development Divide in the East End

Posted on · All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Florian Martin has reported on development efforts in Houston’s East End. We discuss that development on this edition of Houston Matters. But first, we hear Florian’s report on how, as much of the industry has moved out, the East End is turning into a walkable, mixed-use community. Then, […]