Tag: Houston

Phase One of the Hardy Toll Road Connector Project Is Well Underway

When the Hardy Toll Road was built in the 1980s, it was originally intended to extend into downtown Houston. As a result of budgetary restraints, however, the plans had to be revised and the 21-mile toll road’s southern terminus was moved to the Interstate 610 North Loop. Now, roughly three decades later, construction crews are… Read more »

2019 Will be a Big Year for Hotel, Retail Construction in Houston

As state and local officials continue to invest in flood control infrastructure developments and transit improvements, there’s another type of construction boom that’s poised to take off in Houston as well. According to commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), there is a virtually unprecedented amount of hotel and real estate space slated for… Read more »

Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston Lead the Nation in Homebuilding

Texas welcomed more than 1,000 new residents a day in 2017, according the U.S Census Bureau, and construction crews are keeping plenty busy building homes for the state’s growing population. In October, housing market analysts Metrostudy Inc. found that Dallas-Fort Worth is leading the nation in homebuilding as of the third quarter of 2018, at… Read more »

Houston Voters Approve $2.5 Billion in Bonds for Flood-Control Projects

Late last month, on the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, voters in Harris County took an important step forward in the effort to protect Houston from future catastrophic weather events. On August 26, roughly 85 percent of voters approved a referendum which calls for the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control… Read more »

Workforce Reports Find Healthy Job Growth in Houston

There’s never been a better time to look for jobs in the oil, energy and construction industries in Houston, according to a recent workforce report conducted by LinkedIn. The report found that Houston’s job growth in the oil and energy sector is more than double the national average at 12.4 percent, and job growth in… Read more »

Houston Adopts New Building Rules for the City’s Floodplains

More than six months after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, construction crews are still working hard to aid in Houston’s recovery effort. Now, the Houston City Council has taken its first major regulatory action to prevent major weather events from causing similar devastation in the future. In early April, the council voted to approve… Read more »

Houston Welcomes More Than 4 Million Square Feet of Industrial Space

Even a historic hurricane couldn’t bring Houston to a halt in 2017. The city’s booming housing market hit record highs last year, and major road upgrades are underway throughout the region. Perhaps even more exciting though, is the renewed surge of industrial space being developed in and around Houston. After six straight quarters of steady… Read more »

Texans Rally Together in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

On Saturday, August 26, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the shore of Copano Bay and swept across Texas in one of the most powerful weather events in recent memory. When the storm was over, it had dropped so much rain on Houston that the entire city sank by roughly two centimeters. But by the time… Read more »

Texas: Home of the Fastest Growing Cities in the Nation

There are many cities across the country that are, unfortunately, seeing significant declines in their populations right now. For example, a new report published by the American City Business Journals shows that cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh are losing residents every single week. Cleveland tops the list with more than 66 people choosing to leave… Read more »