Category Archives: Resources

Educational Seminar – Rainwater Harvesting in Houston


Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Kathleen English, AIA, LEED AP Managing Principal, English & Associates Architects Nell Wheeler Owner, Water Conscious Rainwater Collection Alfred Ortega Division Manager, City of Houston Plumbing Inspection


Green Building Resource Center City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Houston Permitting Center 1002 Washington Avenue Houston 77002


Rain tanks are becoming more popular in Houston after the recent drought. What does it take to design them, permit them, and build them? Kathleen English will cover some rainwater harvesting systems she has designed, both commercial and residential. Nell Wheeler will talk about some of the tanks she has built and installed. And Alfred Ortega will briefly discuss...
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Urban Youth Explosion Back-to-School Event – August 17

India House LogoThe India House is sponsoring a Urban Youth Explosion as part of its back-to-school celebration. The event will be FREE of charge and open to the community. The Urban Youth Explosion will include outdoor games, keynote speakers, community building and networking, moonwalks, food, breakout sessions, fun, and more. In addition, backpacks, including school supplies, will be given away to students during the event! The District K office will be donating 300 Backpacks. If anyone is interested in donating to the "Backpack Drive", please drop off school supplies to...
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City Council Passes TIRZ #25

City Council passed an ordinance to create a tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ #25) within the Hiram Clarke and Fort Bend Houston community. The proposed zone consists of approximately 5,533 acres – 1,422 acres within Fort Bend County and 4,194 acres within Harris County - all within the geographical area of the City of Houston. Economic development has been one of the cornerstone initiatives of Council Member Larry Green since coming into office in 2012. "The increment from the proposed TIRZ will allow those tax dollars to further work on infrastructure projects to foster economic development for the area. With...
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Waterline Replacement Project Planned for Windsor Village Community

The City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Dept. (PWE) is undergoing a waterline replacement project that began July 22 within the Windsor Village neighborhood. Council Member Green facilitated a community meeting with the Windsor Village Civic Club to moderate a discussion among the residents being impacted by the waterline replacement project and the PWE engineers and prime contractor commencing the work. For more information about this waterline replacement project, access the District K webpage....
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