Local Community Group Teaches Urbanism Through Ownership and Collaboration

Local Community Group Teaches Urbanism Through Ownership and Collaboration

The Third Ward Real Estate Council set up shop on Emancipation Avenue to solicit community feedback and host an outdoor activation workshop. Using the 11,000 square-foot lot on Eagle and Emancipation, the Council shared renderings of its proposed development, a business incubator and food truck part slated for Fall. Architect, Gregory Benjamin walked community members…

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…