The city of Houston proposed an exceptional site of 121 ha near downtown Houston. The site is a former landfill closed in the 70’s, located between central and suburban areas, and well connected to the city center by roads and public transport. Having recently suffered from hurricane Harvey, the City sees this competition as an excellent opportunity to rebuild and revitalize some of Houston’s hardest hit areas, and to implement landmark storms and flood resilient development, showing the world that Houston stands stronger than ever before.
Having recently suffered from floodwaters, pounding rains, and landfalls during hurricane Harvey, the City sees this competition as an excellent opportunity for private actors to help the city develop environmental innovation, specifically in the field of storms and flood resilient infrastructures and buildings.
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No specific recommendation, but constraints due to the landfill cap need to be considered. Developments such as a solar farm or a sustainability education park have been explored by the city, but the City is open for other innovative proposals.
The Municipality of Houston.
300 acres located approximately 7 miles south of Houston. The Site is bounded to the north by Bellfort Avenue, to the east by Comal Street, to the south by Reed Road, and to the west by Texas Route 288
Type of transfer intended
Sale, lease, or possibility of other types of agreements.
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