City Council Votes to Approve HEB Lease Agreement with HHFC

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/20/2017, 10:27 a.m.
City Councilman Dwight Boykins and the rest of the Houston’s City Council voted to approve an ordinance authorizing a lease ...
Councilman Dwight Boykins with the rest of Houston City Council

City Councilman Dwight Boykins and the rest of the Houston’s City Council voted to approve an ordinance authorizing a lease agreement between the City of Houston and the Houston Housing Finance Corp, President and Chaired by Redick Edwards, for land located at S.H. 288 and N. MacGregor. This agreement is the next step in bringing a full service, 70,000+ sq.ft. HEB to the community with necessary site improvements to include a detention pond for flood mitigation. This is a project Councilman Boykins has worked on for the past three years. He began the process of identifying Grocery Store Retailers that would be willing to partner with the City of Houston by making the commitment to bring fresh food options to Greater Third Ward. Unfortunately, for many years the community has had limited access to healthy and affordable food options and is just one of many "food deserts" in the greater Houston area. The grocery store will serve as the catalyst for the revitalization that the Greater Third Ward, South Union, Museum Park, and the surrounding District D communities so desperately need.