Alliance Residential Group, the anticipated buyer of the historic Heights waterworks, is holding a public meeting on Tuesday evening, November 29, to give interested individuals the opportunity to hear advance proposals for the site's development. Alliance submitted the highest cash offer out of 19 bids received by the City of Houston, which, by statute, much accept the highest offer.
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On Sept. 27, Harris County Commissioners voted unanimously to begin a significant renovation project that should preserve the Astrodome.
Commissioners Court approved $10.5 million as the first step in a proposed $105 million plan that includes raising the Dome's floor to create two levels of parking that would allow the stadium to generate income as soon as possible. Officials believe the planned alterations will make the Astrodome suitable for festivals and conventions while preserving most of the Dome's interior volume.
A revival of the long-forgotten Houston Municipal Song on Houston Public Media and a Pier & Beam tour of a to-be-restored Courtlandt Place landmark put Preservation Houston in the news this month.