Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hines’s New Business Park Turbocharges Economic Development in Five Corners

Drive around the Five Corners district and you’ll see the signs of a renaissance everywhere you look. New shopping centers. New business parks. New apartment complexes. In the short time since the Five Corners Management District was founded in 2010, the district has quietly created one of the city’s best business climates by improving public safety, cleaning up graffiti and litter, and marketing the area’s low cost and proximity to major business centers. Over the past five years the number of businesses in the district has grown by 19 percent and the number of jobs by 10 percent....
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News From Houston City Council District K

Hiram Clarke - South Post Oak TIRZ (#9) Expands Its Boundary

larry-green-tirzThe South Post Oak Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ #9), better known as the Corinthian Pointe development TIRZ has officially expanded its boundary to annex approximately 149 additional acres into the Zone. City Council approved the measure unanimously. The South Post Oak TIRZ (#9) was created by City ordinance in 1997. Following the passage of the TIRZ creation, City Council also approved a Project Plan for the Zone. In 1999, City Council authorized the creation of the South Post Oak Redevelopment Authority...
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Public Safety Strategy Produces Seven-Percent Drop in Crime in Five Corners

When the Five Corners Management District was established in 2010, one of its all-volunteer board’s first challenges was to improve public safety in the neighborhood. They started with the simple things—replacing broken street lights, cleaning up graffiti, removing bandit signs. “In the past, graffiti would be up for months and months, with no attention,” said Vernon Smith, the board’s chairperson of public safety. “Now it’s gone in a matter of days. The City of Houston doesn’t have the resources to deal with that, so that’s where we come in.” Over the past five years the district...
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