Harris County voters voted down a proposal that would’ve authorized for $217 million in public money to be used to convert the Astrodome into a convention center.
Houston-area voters began deciding Tuesday whether to pump money into converting the shuttered Astrodome into a convention center or to allow the iconic but dilapidated stadium to proceed toward a likely date with the wrecking ball.
A coalition of local and national preservation groups is taking its efforts to save the iconic but now shuttered Houston Astrodome to the streets.
The fate of a plan to renovate the Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that’s fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, will be in the hands of voters this fall.
Harris County leaders are asking for further study on a plan to turn the deteriorating Houston Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space.
On Wednesday afternoon, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett found great purpose in a proposal that was unveiled by the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation.
The future of the historic Astrodome is once again the subject of debate.
Monday is the deadline for Houston residents to submit ideas on what the city should do with what used to be called the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
Ryan Slattery, of Gray2Green.org, joins MaD Radio to discuss some of the possibilities for the Astrodome.
Jere Longman, from the New York Times, joins MaD Radio to discuss if the Astrodome should be torn down.