Gentrification

Gentrification Spreads Through Houston's Oldest Communities

Neighborhoods such as Third Ward, Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Studewood and Sunnyside are battling a disorienting tension between the past and future.

06/22/2022 By Amarie Gipson

HISTORY

The Historic Eldorado Ballroom Is Finally Ready for Renovation

Project Row Houses leads the charge in restoring the Eldorado Ballroom in Houston’s Third Ward.

05/09/2022 By DeVaughn Douglas

a nickel to spare

Moving up or Pushing out? How One Massive Project Could Reshape a Community

Community leaders have long grappled with gentrification in Fifth Ward. A monumental new development, East River, stokes their worst fears.

05/26/2021 By Mike Snyder Photography by Michael Starghill

Ice House

Where Will the Giant Art Guys Head Next?

Shepherd Drive has changed a lot over the years, but some things have stayed the same: two 14-foot fiberglass statues of men in suits. As the dealership next to them moves, will they go with it?

05/24/2019 By Dianna Wray

Ice House

The Houstonia Step-By-Step Guide to Gentrification

Track your neighborhood’s progress!

07/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Feature

Along Holman Street, the Past, Present, and Future of the Third Ward

Witness the rise, fall, and renewal of one of Houston’s most iconic neighborhoods.

03/09/2015 By Michael Hardy Photography by Brian Goldman