Monthly Archives: August 2013

5 Corners Newsletter – August 2013

Please download and enjoy the first edition of Around the Corner, 5 Corners' newsletter. We would like to thank our marketing committee, business partners, and community partners who contributed to this edition. Download Around the Corner, August 2013 Edition In this edition:
  • A Word from the Chair, Homer Clark
  • The Word on the Corner
  • ABC Dental Gives Back
  • Public Safety Committee Hears Reports on Crime Reduction
  • Keeping the District Clean & Green
  • Graffiti Abatement
  • Litter Abatement
  • Outage Reporting: Street Lights
  • TIRZ - Providing funding for Five Corners Projects
  • Five Corners Education Opportunity
  • Welcome in Your Corner - New billboard Campaign Launched
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Councilman Green Outlines His Distinct Vision for Five Corners
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LEED Rating System v4: Update

Educational Seminar

LEED Rating System v4: Update

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Speaker: Tim Murray, LEED AP Sustainable Design Leader, WHR Architects

Green Building Resource Center

City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Houston Permitting Center 1002 Washington Avenue Houston 77002 Tim Murray, a past Chair of the local U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, with an extensive background in the evolution of the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) process, will present the latest information on the LEED Rating System. This will be the first of many collaborations with the USGBC chapter, which offices in the Green Building Resource Center so you will get to network...
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Hiram Clarke playing catch-up

By Jayme Fraser, Houston Chronicle
New tax increment reinvestment zone could bring big changes to the area Vivian Harris bought the house with a view of Sims Bayou because her children could swim in the Olympic-size pool at a nearby park when they were not attending classes at one ofHouston’s best high schools. That was 1971. hirem_clark_after The home is gone, and the pool was filled in. Fewer children play in Townwood Park. The once-neat lawns of her old Hiram Clarke neighbors now are trimmed with cracked sidewalks, and graying plywood covers the...
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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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