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East End Houston Hosts Texas Society of Architects Tour

East End Houston Hosts Texas Society of Architects Tour

More than 3,000 architects and associated professionals gathered at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, the premier design event in the Southwest.

DSCF3817As part of the convention, a special breakout tour of Houston’s East End was provided to interested parties. Coordinated and hosted by Doug Childers, Vice President of Morris Architects and current Board Chairman of the East End Chamber of Commerce and France Castañeda Dyess, President of the East End Chamber of Commerce, the two-hour bus tour rolled through the East End. Diane Schenke, President of the Greater East End Management District, and Anton Sinkewich, President of the East Downtown Management District, were both on hand to provide commentary of the urban planning, architecture, and development of their home turf.

DSCF3830The tour included stops at the Skelly Family’s renovation project of old Houston Fire Station #2 and accompanying Victorian bungalows, lunch on the Navigation Esplanade served by the East Ender Chef John Avila of El Burro & the Bull, and a tour of START Houston, the East End’s own co-working technology incubator.

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East End District Acquires New Weapon in Fighting Graffiti and Blight

East End District Acquires New Weapon in Fighting Graffiti and Blight

The Greater East End Management District’s (GEEMD) Graffiti Abatement Program has a new state- of-the-art machine for removal of graffiti and tagging on commercial properties. The new equipment saves time and operating costs leading to greater efficiency and more sites treated. According to Martin Chavez, Director of Constituent Services and Public Safety at GEEMD, “The new technology allows us to remove graffiti in a fraction of the time compared to the old way. To illustrate, at one location that would have taken 14 man hours, we removed the vandalism in one hour.”

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