The vote on the updated floodplain regulations has been pushed back to March 21st -- these criteria heavily effect development in this area so stay tuned for additional changes after public comment period has expired. #hounews
Celebrating what inspires us to Dream Big in this year's Engineer's Week! #EWeek2018
APPROVED! The Harris County Commissioner's Court has approved a $105 million project that will renovate the 8th Wonder of the World into an event center. Funds will be sourced from property taxes, hotel taxes, and county parking fee revenues. #HouNews #Astrodome
The proposed update to the City of Houston floodplain regulations expands the regulatory area from the 100yr floodplain to the 500yr floodplain which could represent several feet and many thousands of increase to construction cost. #HouNews
The Houston Council Committee on Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure are holding a special meeting today at 2:30PM on revisions to building code as it relates to flooding -- it is anticipated that these changes will significantly impact the cost of construction in the floodplain in Houston. #HouNews
An immensely interesting mapping project by Jeff Reichman of January Advisors that helps owners in communities to determine the best way to approach petitioning for minimum lot sizes in their neighborhoods. #HouNews
The Northwest Industrial Market in Houston finished strong with over 1.5MM SF of product delivered and a vacancy rate of 5.8% -- this isn't even counting the upcoming deliveries of the Amazon fulfillment center and spec developments in West Ten Business Park and Northwest Logistics Center. #hounews #CRE
Mayor Turner is calling for floodplain regulations in Houston that closely resemble the recent Harris County changes — this update will have *significant* impacts to construction within the floodplain. #CRE
The Williams Tower retains its namesake tenant as its 345K SF lease is renewed --
great sign of continuing confidence in Houston market for 2018. #CRE
Positive movement on the research of the flooding landscape of Houston 2018
"The Metropolitan Houston Regional Watershed Assessment would take a more comprehensive look at how rainwater, from increasingly extreme storms, moves throughout the region"
Office sublease inventory in Houston decreased in December -- perhaps we're seeing a new year's resolution from the market to absorb its empty space in 2018! It still looks like a tenant's market this year, but growth will continue. NAI Partners #CRE
A lot of great developments on this Preservation Houston list -- developers should be receiving more recognition for the creative adaptive restoration of our historic landscape in Houston.
A common experience for my fellow Houston commuters. Have you ever been stuck in traffic for seemingly no reason at all - with no accidents or emergency vehicles in sight. Take a look at this article for a great explanation by our Transportation team.
The Amazon #HQ2 list has been pared to 20 cities -- great to see Austin and Dallas still on the list! discouraged that Houston didn't make the cut, but frankly didn't expect to be a serious contender given key infrastructure elements missing during RFP.
The unprecedented flooding damage of Hurricane Harvey spurred authorities to get to work reviewing floodplain regulations. The updated Harris County Floodplain Regulations could mean as much as several feet & many thousands of dollars in development cost.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than just a day of observance for a man who forever impacted this nation for the better, it's an opportunity to recalibarte ourselves towards the service of our communities.
While I was at the University of Houston, a MLK Day of Service was created out of this spirit. Join the UH community this weekend in their fourth annual volunteer event -- one of the largest attended in the school's history. Go Coogs!