Fans of arguably Houston's most treasured sports landmark — and former Eighth Wonder of the World — can rejoice.
On February 13, the Harris County Commissioners court approved a $105 million project that would reconfigure the Astrodome into an event center.
The plan involves raising the ground level up two floors, which would create a parking garage with 1,400 more parking spots.
As CultureMap previously reported, in September 2016, officials unanimously authorized the Office of the County Engineer to spend $10.5 million on the plan's initial engineering and architectural phase.
Funding for the $105 million renovation would come from three sources: the county's general fund, made up of property tax revenue; hotel taxes; and county parking fees. Construction is expected to begin later this year and take 17 months.
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