Mayor Ron Nirenberg on Friday announced that he would appoint former District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales as chair of the city’s Housing Commission, despite protests from activists.
The controversial Friedrich Lofts project on the East Side was approved Monday by the Housing Trust PFC board, which is composed of five City Council members, despite concerns of gentrification.
In a hotly contests race for the District 5 City Council seat, Teri Castillo stood alone after the final results came in from Saturday night’s runoff election.
A historic Whitt Printing building in west downtown could soon be cleared for partial demolition, even after the city’s historical commission voted last month not to let that happen.
On Thursday, City Council unanimously approved $24 million in incentives to help a partnership between GrayStreet Partners and Midway succeed where so many others have failed: to redevelop the blighted Lone Star Brewery complex.
The city’s Historic and Design Review Commission on Wednesday voted down a request to demolish a historic building next to the Golden Star Café in west downtown to clear the way for potential development.