Third Ward Planning and Brokerage Firm Launches Real Estate Development Capacity Building Workshop Series

Third Ward Planning and Brokerage Firm Launches Real Estate Development Capacity Building Workshop Series

Earlier this month, the Office of Jason T. Hyman teamed up with Gregory Benjamin, an AIA architect based in Third Ward, to host its Bridge 2 Action workshop. The workshop was the first in a series designed to build capacity for individuals, nonprofits and developers as a component of the firm’s Lost Spaces program. The…

Local Public and Private Partnership Delivers as Promised with Home Buyer Workshop.

Local Public and Private Partnership Delivers as Promised with Home Buyer Workshop.

On Saturday January 4th, 2020, Realinc’s Office of Jason T. Hyman launched their Lost Spaces Program in historic Third Ward with the inaugural Are You On Your Ship Home Buyer Workshop. Partnered with financial sponsor, Third Ward, CDC, Realinc owner, Jason Hyman tapped professionals from every aspect of the home buying process to speak to,…

New HEB MacGregor Market Opens In Third Ward

New HEB MacGregor Market Opens In Third Ward

On Wednesday, December 18th, the highly anticipated HEB MacGregor Market opened its doors to the public. The grand opening follows yesterday’s VIP ribbon cutting celebration which was attended by newly re-elected Mayor Turner, Third Ward community leaders and organizations, and HEB team members. The celebration included a tour of the new store but was more…

Third Ward Voting Crisis

Third Ward Voting Crisis

Voter participation appears to be down in Houston’s Third Ward. If attendance at last week’s District D council forums is indicative of voter turnout in the upcoming election, the historic community is in trouble. Despite residents grappling with concerns, from imposing development to dumping and crime, voter participation has been low. In 2015, only 19%…

Urban Planning Specialist Sparks Public-Private Partnerships in Third Ward With Community House Warming and State of Third Ward Address

Urban Planning Specialist Sparks Public-Private Partnerships in Third Ward With Community House Warming and State of Third Ward Address

Last Wednesday, developers, investors, nonprofit agencies, City representatives and residents from the Third Ward community battled the elements to attend Third Ward’s House Warming and State of The Community address. On the night before Imelda drenched Houston with the heaviest rainfall it’s seen since Harvey, more than 60 stakeholders came together to engage in a…

Why it's Time for Houston's Planning Commission to Take a Stand

Why it's Time for Houston's Planning Commission to Take a Stand

Power and property are up for grabs. Last week the Washington Terrace Civic Association (WTCA) made a power play at Houston planning commission and walked away with a two-week deferral for a pending townhome development. Residents made the case for preserving affordable single-family homes in their rapidly gentrifying community. They also presented a three-pronged approach…

How the Generational Divide is Costing Minority Communities

How the Generational Divide is Costing Minority Communities

Election season is upon us and as affordability, housing policy and equity issues are thrust into the national spotlight, far too many civil rights organizations are noticeably absent from the conversation. Due in large part to an intergenerational divide, the baton has been dropped leaving many of the organizations with a hollow legacy and no…