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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 11:14

HCDD Announces New Resource and Data Center

HCDD announces new Housing Resource and Data Center. It offers access to housing, community and economic information related to HCDD and City of Houston’s region and national stats.  Stakeholders may access data; housing and economic market studies; growth and development forecasts; and housing opportunities.  Special features include interactive Mapping, My City Mapping.  Visit www.houstontx.gov/housing for more information.

Houston’s southeast area, also known as the Old Spanish Trail(OST)/South Union community, will receive a major economic boost with the construction of mix-use housing. The Village at Palm Center will include 154 apartments and 68 townhomes located at the former abandoned old flee market located at the corner of Griggs and Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Community leaders joined by local officials and stakeholders for the demolition of the King’s Best Market building and parking lot.  200 units are reserved for affordable housing to low and moderate residents. The affordability is for no less than 10-years. 

This project will be located next to METRO’s light rail to include a 14,500 square feet of retail space. Amenities include green space, 4,000 square-foot community center, fitness center, on-site daycare facility, parking garage and 24 hour security.   The project is funded with $15 million of Community Development Block Grant dollars.  The final cost of project is projected to be $41 million. 



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