Local pastor Royce Sullivan, who gave the final remarks at the event, said the community must work together to address hard issues like gun violence.
The proposed adaptive reuse project aims to transform century-old warehouses into an arts hub that provides a communal living setup.
The festival featured a scholarship giveaway to two Communities in Schools students and a cook-off between SAPD Chief McManus and SAFD Chief Hood.
University Health System selected Houston-based artist Reginald Adams to engage the community in creating a mosaic mural titled “Healing Hands.”
Chatman currently has 12 employees in the kitchen, and he says he pays them well enough so they don’t have to work more than one job.
A $2.5 million food park project on the Eastside is set to open by January 2018, just in time for the city’s Tricentennial celebrations.
More than 75 people attended the meeting at the center, many of whom were under the impression that the center faces imminent closure or relocation.
The zoning change would allow the property owners to build a two-story, two-car garage with three, small attached apartments in their large back yard.
Around the time Councilman Warrick (D2) announced Toney’s endorsement, Shaw, accused Toney of asking him to pay $15,000 in exchange for his support.
Thursday’s unanimous vote further solidifies the cultural relevance of black neighborhoods that developed on the Eastside after the Civil War.