Monthly Archives: April 2012

Young Leader Mentorship Program 2012

Applications due May 4, 2012 ULI Houston is proud to announce its successful first year of the Young Leader Mentorship Program. We are launching the applications for the new 2012 class, apply today! The mission of this program is to provide an opportunity for ULI Young Leaders and seasoned ULI members to connect, grow, and create lasting relationships by sharing their knowledge and experiences in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and respect. Groups will meet a minimum of four times per year. Most meet during the week, a mixture of before/during/after … Read More

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3rd Ward TAP Presentation

ULI Urban Innovation Partners—Tool Kit for High Impact Redevelopment in Houston’s Historic Third Ward Technical Assistance Panel Report of Findings and Recommendations Friday, April 27 3 – 4:30 PM Cuney Homes Community Center 3260 Truxillo, Houston, TX 77004 With a 75th Anniversary grant from ULI Foundation, matching grants and in-kind support, ULI Urban Innovation Grant Partners are developing a tool kit for high impact redevelopment in historically underserved areas. The public is invited to the presentation of findings and recommendations of the ULI Technical Assistance Panel focused on a study … Read More

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ULI Member News

JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT CORP. ACQUIRES WEST HOUSTON MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY CROSS CREEK RANCH 3,200-Acre Community Johnson Development’s First in Area West of Houston HOUSTON, TX (April 17, 2012) – Johnson Development Corp. has acquired Cross Creek Ranch, the 3,200-acre master-planned community located minutes west of the Grand Parkway off FM 1093. Originally designed and developed by Trendmaker Homes, Cross Creek Ranch opened in Spring 2008. In 2011, new home sales in Cross Creek Ranch placed it as one of the top 20 best-selling master-planned communities in the United States. Most recently, the … Read More

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Colorado + Harvard join forces to win Hines Competition

A team that had never met in person until their Final Four site visit as finalists in the ULI / Gerald D. HInes Urban Design Competition, University of Colorado / Harvard University overcame the challenge of collaborating long distance to take top honors and $50,000 for “Bayou Commons.” During an appearance on the local CBS affiliate’s morning show, team leader Chad Murphy was asked, “What suprised you most when you visited Houston for the first time?” “The cultural diversity. And the food,” Murphy answered. Appreciation for the rich casserole of cultures and the openness of … Read More

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Winner Announced for 2012 ULI/Hines Competition

WASHINGTON— A joint team of students representing the University of Colorado and Harvard University has won the $50,000 top prize in the 2012 Urban Land Institute (ULI)/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with a long-term redevelopment plan for a new downtown Houston district that includes public open space, integrates into the existing fabric of the surrounding neighborhoods, and brings residential units into the city’s core. The joint team edged out teams from University of California-Berkeley, Columbia University, and the University of Michigan in the final round of the competition, … Read More

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Suburban Marketplace Conference 2012

Held on April 4th at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, “Fast Forward: Developing Dynamic Communities” was well attended by top Houston area real estate executives.  Panel speakers covered topics ranging from Houston population growth, water supply, top communities in the area and the state of the economy.

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What’s in a Number?

Looking at our weekly activity report from Facebook, I see the number of “friends of fans” is 67,799. That means if we connected with all the friends of people who have “liked” our ULI Houston Facebook page, we would have reached 67,799 PEOPLE. That’s pretty astounding when you realize ULI Houston has about 140 Facebook friends–and we appreciate and cherish each and every one. You 140 friends of ULI have incredible potential impact. In fact, that exceeds the approximately 50,000 people who attended ULI District Council programs in the 51 District … Read More

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