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The Downtown District has facilitated many of the public and private projects that have transformed downtown over the last decade. The District began its revitalization efforts in 1995. To accelerate the renewal of the city's urban core, the District set several important goals with quality of life as the underlying theme: building a lasting constituency for downtown; recruiting investors, retailers and tenants while retaining those already downtown; making downtown clean, safe and attractive; and promoting downtown as the place to live, work and play

Available Positions

  • DRA Executive Director and General Counsel

    We are seeking a qualified individual to lead the Downtown Redevelopment Authority and perform the duties of General Counsel for the organization and related entities.  Past projects of the DRA include: Rice Hotel, JW Marriott Hotel, Market Square Park, Texaco Building, Main Street and Dallas Street reconstruction projects and seven Downtown Living Initiative residential projects.  Projects underway are Bagby Street Improvements and the new Southern Downtown Park. 

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  • Planning and Design Coordinator

    We seek a resourceful and creative individual to assist with a broad range of research, planning and design projects. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Planning & Design and will work and collaborate with staff members of the Downtown organizations along with associated consultants and contractors on research, planning, design and implementation activities. The Coordinator must be able to work both independently and in a number of team environments.

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  • Administrative Assistant

    This position will support the Executive Director, Downtown Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #3) General Counsel, Central Houston, Inc. and the Houston Downtown Management District.  The qualified individual will assist with preparation of board materials, contract administration, project management, meeting facilitation, scheduling, communication with stakeholders, document retention, office management and basic accounting.

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Inquiries and resumes can be forwarded to Jackie Traywick