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Midtown Houston is comprised of two organizations committed to making Midtown a model of urban living in the center of Houston, Texas. The two organizations are the Midtown Redevelopment Authority/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Two and the Midtown Management District. These organizations undertake projects with widespread benefit to the area. Both organizations share the common vision of shaping Midtown into a thriving, pedestrian-friendly urban community, but the responsibilities of each organization differs.

The Midtown Redevelopment Authority (MRA)/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 2 (TIRZ) uses incremental taxes generated in the District to provide basic infrastructure improvements and public right of way enhancements. The MRA solicits new developments, and coordinates with city departments and private developers to implement Midtown’s Redevelopment Master Plan. The TIRZ funds are used for public projects such as public parks, improved street lighting, capital improvements and landscaping enhancements.

The Midtown Management District (MMD) provides several valuable services to the neighborhood, which enhance the efforts of the MRA. The main function of the MMD is to create a safer environment by providing additional contracted law enforcement; serve as an advocate for constituents to ensure their concerns are made known and addressed; develop community based events and projects to assist in attracting more residents, businesses, and investments; and work diligently to encourage interaction between residents and businesses to continuously enhance the District.

Thanks to the efforts of these two organizations, the District continues to thrive and grow into the safe, active, diverse urban neighborhood envisioned for Midtown.

You want a cultural experience? Look no further than right in your own neighborhood. The Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District is home to more than 40 art venues. With so much to offer, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Need some ideas for a fun and exciting excursion steeped in culture and art? Here are just a few ideas available to you in Midtown:

Want to gaze at contemporary sculptures?

Jam out to live music on any given night?

Frolic through art galleries?

Witness modern dance?

Push and pedal to a bar?

Submerge yourself in theatre?

Taste the world via fine dining?

Hang your hat at the world’s best bed and breakfast?

Take a day-cation at one of our urban spas?

Of course you do.

The Texas Commission on the Arts has designated the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District as a special zone that harnesses the power of cultural resources to stimulate economic development and community revitalization. With this designation, the District became a focal point for generating businesses, attracting tourists, stimulating cultural development and fostering civic pride.

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