HSPVA One Step Closer To Downtown Campus

By | December 16, 2014
A rendering of the new downtown campus. Courtesy of HISD, Credit: Dave Einsel, HISD
A rendering of the new downtown campus. Courtesy of HISD, Credit: Dave Einsel, HISD

The years of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Montrose are slowly winding to a close. As of this week, the HISD magnet school is one step closer to their new and larger high school in downtown.

Sunday marked a groundbreaking ceremony (the actual, real groundbreaking begins Tuesday) with student and alumni performances along with appearances by principal R. Scott Allen, who told the Chronicle “It’s going to be amazing to have the kids down here.”

The new campus will allow for more students, a larger main theater, several small theaters and a new creative writing program.

Earlier this year, Allen and a former student shared some of their memories of the Montrose campus in A Sense of Place: Appreciating HSPVA’s Montrose Campus Before The Big Move Downtown.

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Delinquent assessments for 2016 and prior years are being collected for services that were delivered in 2017. The current lawsuit status does not affect the collection of delinquent assessments due for 2016 and prior years for services rendered for calendar year 2017. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.