I found Houston’s future in a secluded niche of the Upper Kirby District.
Behind a chain-link fence on Eastside Street just south of Richmond Avenue, men wearing hard hats and orange vests guided the chute of a cement truck toward a spot on a 5.5-acre construction site. They were working on a renovation of Levy Park, an innovative project that combines the city’s growing interest in vibrant public spaces with its longstanding affection for a good real estate deal.
The Levy Park Conservancy, which operates Levy Park, has named Nicole Romano as its new programs and events manager. She will manage and coordinate the Park’s programming, as well as serve as the first point of contact for outside organizations that wish to host public or private events in Levy Park.