The Velasco Site is a former incinerator that has been closed in the 50s. This large site is adjacent to several Metro bus routes, less than two miles from the City of Houston Metro Rail station, and approximately 10 minutes from downtown. 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 develop storms and flood resilient infrastructures and buildings.
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The City is open for innovative proposals. There are no specific zoning requirement relating to the development of this site. However, constraints due to the former use of the site as incinerator and possible pollution risk needs to be considered.
The City of Houston.
Approximately 4.5 acres located at 800 block of North Velasco Street.
Type of property transfer intended
Sale, lease, and other types of agreements.
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