At the 12th annual ULI Houston Development of Distinction Awards on January 29, 2019, an MHA project won the For Profit - Large Scale award. The awards honor real estate projects in the city of Houston for the past year that have made a difference at all scales and in both public and private projects.
In October 2017, MHA opened our sixth office in Houston. In February, Amanda Barry joined director Anna Mod as our associate in Houston. Her long passion for and professional background in historic preservation brings important expertise to the fast-growing historic rehabilitation industry in Texas and beyond.
San Antonio may well be on the verge of a preservation renaissance. This Southwest cultural center that just became a UNESCO World Heritage City – thanks to the listing of the San Antonio Missions as a UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2015 – is moving away from the amusement park feel of the Alamo district towards a more sophisticated urban planning model that includes the incorporation of vernacular architecture in public spaces to opportunities for other mixed-use complexes in other historic breweries that dot the city. And vacant historic buildings in the commercial district are starting to buzz with signs of new life.
Main Street seems to be on a lot of people’s minds. We are encouraged to “shop small” by American Express and the National Main Street Center on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in ads with fall foliage-lined streets. Political candidates evoke “Main Street” to show their support for small business ownership.