Third Ward organization empowers residents to reclaim property through community led design anchored by Emancipation Park

Third Ward organization empowers residents to reclaim property through community led design anchored by Emancipation Park

In response to the changes happening in their area a group of residents created The 3rd Ward Real Estate Council, Inc. The organization is a 501c3 development company aimed at providing more equitable opportunities in real estate through education, building capacity, and responsible development practices. Through its Do The Things That Matters campaign, the council…

Don’t miss The Third Ward Real Estate Council’s Inaugural Fall Luncheon with Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas!

Don’t miss The Third Ward Real Estate Council’s Inaugural Fall Luncheon with Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas!

You’re invited! We are proud to sponsor the Third Ward Real Estate Council as they kick off their inaugural Fall Luncheon to their “Do the Things that Matter!” build the block campaign. It has been our pleasure to support this organization. They are tackling affordability in both the commercial and residential space by providing options…

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…