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The Bar Condo

Urban Houston: Downtown condo on Main Street brings hot new bar scene home for under $300,000

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through so ...


METRORail Disappointment?

Don't be disappointed: New METRORail route is a growing pain for a city that's behind the times

By Joel Luks

I received my driver's license when I was 16, but didn't drive much until eight years after that. Public transportation was a way of life in my hometown of Toronto. The network of subwa ...


Historic Building Saved

Defying the demolition craze: New $80 million downtown hotel to save a 102-year-old skyscraper

By Whitney Radley

As downtown Houston booms with ground-up development, Fort Worth-based hotel company Pearl Hospitality is taking a more preservationist look at one historic building.  The Samuel ...


Free Rides

A more high-tech METRO: New train cars introduced in 100 millionth celebration

By Whitney Radley

Just nine years into operation, METRORail recently met a pretty crucial ridership achievement: Its 100 millionth boarding.  "This 100-million-milestone is incredible! What's ...


The saga has ended

Houston's much-debated new parking rules finally passed — and even Bobby Heugel's happy

By Whitney Radley

Houston City Council approved the Planning and Development Department's suggested changes to the off-street parking ordinance on Wednesday, and it seems to be one of those rare occasions where ...


Part pep rally, part press conference

METRO milestone: Main Street bridge reopens downtown gateway to Houston's near Northside

By Whitney Radley

The half-mile stretch of Main Street between Naylor Street and Commerce Street may seem negligible, but its year-and-a-half-long closure has affected access to the University of Houston Downtown&nb ...


Growing Houston

A hip young professional's dream? New Midtown apartment complex to rise with a specific target

By Whitney Radley

A multifamily development is coming to a corner in Midtown, thanks to an equity deal recently closed on by Alliance Residential.  The 203-unit Broadstone 3800 will arise where a& ...


$177 Million Plan

Uptown takes public transit into its own hands: Sick of waiting for METRO, district unveils rapid plan

By Whitney Radley

With METRORail's University and Uptown lines indefinitely stalled — development held up locally by the transit authority's recent bond referendum and obstructed on a federal scale by ...


Spin cycle

Making Houston more bike-friendly: B-cycle gets big-money sponsor, plans big expansion

By Whitney Radley

It has been less than a year since the City of Houston first introduced its bike share program, and B-cycle is already increasing its initial three-station service area and 18-bicycle fleet wi ...


Highs and lows

METRO light rail expansion and sprawling Grand Parkway make Sierra Club's Best and Worst list

By Whitney Radley

Just in time for the holiday season, the Sierra Club, staunch in its belief that a car-centric society is a thing of the past, has compiled a naughty and nice list of the 50 Best & Worst T ...


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