What's Coming to Houston in 2022 (2023)

What's Coming to Houston in 2022 (1)

(Video) What's Happening in Houston Real Estate? July 2022

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The last year brought significant victories and a couple of setbacks to Houston. The region gained two new Fortune 500 companies for a total of 24, the third largest concentration in the nation. Several major innovation developments such as The Ion and East End Maker Hub opened, further solidifying Houston’s place as a tech and startup hub. Meanwhile, a number of the projects we were excited about at the start of 2021 debuted, including Texas Tower, Post Houston and Montrose Collective, while other significant developments such as TMC3 and the new Axiom Space headquarters broke ground. The vaccine rollout helped the region’s economy begin to recover, but multiple new waves of COVID-19 variants played havoc with our community and dampened economic gains.

As Houston and the world adjust to a new normal where the coronavirus is an ongoing menace, we can look forward to job growth and major projects in 2022 that will enhance the local economy and the quality of life for Houstonians. Here are just a few of the things we’ve got our eye on for the year ahead.

Job Growth
Houston had recovered roughly 70% of the jobs lost in the pandemic by fall 2021. In its annual economic forecast released in December, the Partnership estimated the region will create another 75,500 net new jobs in 2022, putting metro Houston extremely close to a full economic recovery. Partnership Senior Vice President of Research Patrick Jankowski said five factors will support job growth in the region next year: the ongoing U.S. expansion, robust global trade, energy consumption returning to pre-crisis levels, pent-up consumer demand and local population growth. All sectors are expected to see gains in the year ahead, with the greatest increases anticipated in administrative support and waste management; government; health care and social assistance; and professional, scientific and technical services. Houston’s unemployment rate sat at 5.1% in December, down from 7.9% a year earlier. Continued job creation and lower unemployment should lead to more opportunities for Houston workers in 2022.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise New HQ
Construction is nearing completion on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) new global headquarters in Spring. Work started nearly two years ago on the 440,000-square-foot project that encompasses two, five-story buildings within the Springwoods Village development. HPE announced in December 2020 that it would relocate its corporate headquarters to Houston, adding another Fortune 500 company to the metro region. “As we look to the future, our business needs, opportunities for cost savingsand team members’ preferences about the future of work, we are excited to relocate HPE’s headquarters to the Houston region,” HPE CEO Antonio Neri said at the time. “Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent and where we are currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus. We look forward to continuing to expand our strong presence in the market.”

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Levit Green
Hines broke ground in October on Levit Green, a new 53-acre life sciences development rising near the intersection of Highway 288 and Holcombe Boulevard. The first phase of the project is a five-story, 270,000-square-foot building dubbed Levit Green 1 and it’s slated for completion by the end of the year. Levit Green 1 is the first of nine buildings that Hines will eventually develop around a series of manmade lakes on the 53-acre site. The company said Levit Green will help further establish Houston as a life sciences research and development hub.

University of Houston College of Medicine
The University of Houston College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in fall 2020, but soon the future physicians will be training inside a new, state-of-the-art building. Construction began in mid-2020 on the $80 million medical school building that’s rising above Brays Bayou on the edge of the UH campus. The three-story, 180,000-square-foot building will eventually anchor a broader, 43-acre health sciences complex. The facility slated for completion this summer will include classroom and meeting spaces as well as modern anatomy and simulation suites. A primary focus of the new UH College of Medicine is to address the shortage in primary care for low-income and minority communities in greater Houston.

Houston Zoo Centennial
This year, the Houston Zoo celebrates its centennial year with the debut of an immersive exhibit highlighting the Galapagos Islands. Lauded as the first major zoo exhibit to highlight the wildlife of the Pacific archipelago, the project will transport guests to an environment reminiscent of the islands with unique landscapes and oceanic habitats. When it opens near the zoo’s entrance in fall 2022, Galapagos Islands will feature sea lions, giant tortoises, sharks and a first for the Houston Zoo, Humboldt penguins. The zoo says nearly half of its total 55 acres has now been redeveloped as “immersive habitats” designed to give animals more space and allow visitors to experience them in more realistic environments.

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Memorial Park Land Bridge
The tunnels are in place and soon cars will begin running through them. The much-anticipated Memorial Park Land Bridge is taking shape along Memorial Drive, which bisects the 1,500-acre park. Within a few months, the giant concrete tunnels that have been installed on the roadway will open to traffic, freeing up the land around them. Before the end of 2022, a 25-acre native prairie will cover the tunnels, creating a connection between the north and south sides of the park for visitors and wildlife to use. “It occurs to us, what if the landscape could become triumphant over the gray infrastructure of an urban city? What if we could lift people, plants, prairie and wildlife up and over this tear through the public park?” Thomas Woltz, owner and principal at Nelson Byrd Woltz landscape architecture firm told the Houston Chronicle in September. “We basically are generating new acreage of parkland above the highway. It’s the park triumphing over the highway.” The land bridge is part of the multi-phased master plan for Memorial Park that saw the opening of the Eastern Glades in July 2020 with more transformational projects still on the horizon.

New Home for Houston Endowment
The Houston Endowment will soon move into its new $20 million headquarters on the north side of Buffalo Bayou overlooking Spotts Park. The nonprofit, one of the largest private foundations in Texas, focuses on improving education, the arts and quality of life initiatives in the region. The new 40,000-square-foot headquarters will give the foundation a more accessible and welcoming home base where it can continue to bring together individuals and organizations from the public and private sector to help its mission. The light, open design is intended to meld with the natural landscape of the surrounding park and nearby bayou.

Lynn Wyatt Square
The block at the center of Houston’s Theater District long known as Jones Plaza is being redeveloped as the Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts. When the square reopens this summer, it will feature dramatic landscaping, an open lawn, an outdoor theater and a two-story restaurant space. Houston First Corp. is leading the project to turn the underutilized space into a true amenity for the theater district and the west end of downtown. Lynn Wyatt Square will be the latest in a series of new and revamped green spaces around downtown, including Discovery Green, Market Square Park, Buffalo Bayou Park and the soon-to-open Trebly Park on the southern edge of the central business district.

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Katy Boardwalk District
With annual population growth of roughly 10% on average, few suburbs in the region have experienced the kind of explosive expansion Katy has in recent years. That’s one of the reasons the new Katy Boardwalk Districtis so exciting for residents in the area. The mixed-use district will include abundant restaurant and retail space, a four-star hotel and conference center as well asmultifamily residential and entertainment concepts. It’s all centered around a 90-acre lake designed to showcase the natural landscape of the Texas coastal region. The 169-acre project going up Kingsland Boulevard just south of I-10 is a public and private partnership between developers and the City of Katy.

Reimagined Allen Parkway
A 590-unit apartment project dubbed The Sterling opened in December. Not far away, Alta River Oaks began inviting new residents to its 360+ units last July. These are a few of the first new projects to come online amid a mixed-use building boom happening along Allen Parkway between downtown and Shepherd Drive. With names like Regent Square, Autry Park and The Allen, these developments are rising fast over Buffalo Bayou, bringing thousands of residential units, hotels, tons of high-end retail and restaurant space and some office space along with a surplus of amenities such as mini parks and entertainment concepts. By the end of 2022, many of the projects will be open and welcoming guests to a brand-new urban playground.

Empire West Business Park
Developers at Stream Realty Partners have begun construction on the next phase of the 300-acre Empire West Business Park in Brookshire. Stream is calling the 2.3 million-square-foot, six-building development the area’s “largest single-phase industrial project.” It follows on the heels of the 1 million-square-foot first phase which was completed in spring 2021 and is now fully occupied. The developer says industrial demand in the region is up considerably thanks to the trend toward supply chain optimization and speed to market. Stream is counting on retailers’ need to reach metro Houston’s sevenmillion residents and the rest of Southeast and Central Texas. The latest phase, set just off of I-10, is slated for completion in July.

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(Video) HOUSTON LIFE: July 22, 2022


How many show me tell me questions do you get asked? ›

In total there are 19 Show Me Tell Me questions, but the examiner is restricted to a list of 12 possible combinations of questions that they can ask you on your test. If you give the wrong answer for one or both questions, you'll be marked with one driving fault.

What are the 7 most common interview questions and answers? ›

7 most common interview questions
  1. Where do you see yourself in five years? ...
  2. What are your strengths/weaknesses? ...
  3. Why should we hire you? ...
  4. Tell me about yourself / your past work experience. ...
  5. Why do you want to work for us? ...
  6. What are your salary expectations? ...
  7. What skills or experience will help you succeed in this role?

How do you answer what would you have done differently? ›

Tips for Giving the Best Answer
  1. Turn potential weaknesses into learning opportunities. Instead of dwelling on the regret or what you would have done differently, focus on the positive. ...
  2. Talk about how you'd handle the situation now. It can be helpful to talk about how you'd deal with a similar situation now. ...
  3. Be honest.

What happens if you don't answer the show me tell me questions? ›

You'll get one driving fault (sometimes called a 'minor') if you get one or both questions wrong. You'll fail your driving test if your driving is dangerous or potentially dangerous while you answer the 'show me' question.

What happens if you fail show me tell me? ›

Can you fail a driving test on the show me tell me questions? If you get a show me tell me question wrong, you'll receive a fault but this won't automatically result in you failing your driving test - you have to pick up more than 15 minor faults in order to fail.

What are the 10 most common interview questions and answers? ›

10 most common interview questions and answers
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What attracted you to our company?
  • Tell me about your strengths.
  • Tell me about your strengths.
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • Tell me about a time where you encountered a business challenge?

What is the best way to answer trap questions? ›

The Trap: Employers want to see if you're insecure about your references and if you'll volunteer any negative information about your prior experience or your ability to succeed in your role. The Best Way to Answer: Don't fall into a trap.

What is the most difficult interview question to answer? ›

The most difficult interview questions (and answers)
  • What is your greatest weakness?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • What's something that you didn't like about your last job?
  • Why do you want this job?
  • How do you deal with conflict with a co-worker?
  • Here's an answer for you.

How should you respond to the question where do you see yourself in five years? ›

How to answer 'where do you see yourself in five years? ' in an interview
  1. Get clear about your career goals. Take some time to brainstorm what your career goals are for the next five years. ...
  2. Find connections between your goals and the job description. ...
  3. Ask yourself if the company can prepare you for your career goals.
29 Jun 2021

Why are you a great match for this role answer? ›

I'm confident that I can bring this type of success to this position. I am confident that I am a good fit for this position for several reasons, but most specifically because of my dedication to going above and beyond in a job. I am committed to learning any new skills on my own to succeed in this role.

How do you answer do you have any regrets? ›

How to answer the question "What is your biggest regret?"
  1. Think about professional experiences you've had that you regret. ...
  2. Describe how you handled your experience candidly and explain how you learned from it. ...
  3. Close your answer by explaining your next steps.
7 Dec 2021

How do you answer what are your career options right now? ›

As a fresher, I want to learn new things from starting. I want to start my career with your company so that I can improve my skills and knowledge. As I have experience in this department, And I love to do this job as I'm keenly interested in this work from college.

Who is your hero example? ›

By elaborating on how they inspire you, you can show prospective employers what you value. For example, you might say your hero is Rosa Parks because she stood up for what she believed in. Or maybe your hero is your dad because he made specific sacrifices for his family.

Can you fail your driving test for getting the show me tell me question wrong? ›

The examiner will ask you one question from a possible list of 14 and if you answer incorrectly, it'll be recorded as a single minor fault or a driver fault. You can't fail your driving test for answering a 'tell me' question incorrectly.

Can you fail on show me questions? ›

While you can't fail the practical test by answering a 'show me' or 'tell me' question incorrectly, it's still important that you know them back to front, inside out.

How do I pass my practical driving test first time? ›

How to pass your driving test first time
  1. How to pass your driving test first time. ...
  2. Practice makes perfect. ...
  3. Get to know the test route area. ...
  4. Memorise your 'show me, tell me' questions. ...
  5. Don't rush. ...
  6. Remember your checks. ...
  7. Make sure you take everything you need. ...
  8. Be on time.
28 Jun 2022

What does the driving examiner look for? ›

The examiner will look to see that you: Make good observations, in all directions, before emerging. Assess the speed of other vehicles accurately. Take advantage of safe gaps as they arise.

How many maneuvers are in a 2022 driving test? ›

As your driving test examiner will ask you to carry out one manoeuvre selected at random, it's important that you can effectively and with confidence show all 4 manoeuvres.

How many mistakes are allowed on driving test UK? ›

You'll pass your driving test if you make: no more than 15 driving faults (sometimes called 'minors') no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called 'majors')

How do you answer what is your greatest weakness? ›

List of Weaknesses for Job Interview
  1. Lack of Patience.
  2. Lack of Organization.
  3. Trouble with Delegation.
  4. Timidity.
  5. Lack of Tactfulness.
  6. Fear of Public Speaking.
  7. Weak Data Analysis Skills.
  8. Indecisiveness.
14 Dec 2021

How do you answer a curveball question? ›

7 Tips for Handling Curveball Interview Questions
  1. Stay Calm. ...
  2. Take a Minute. ...
  3. Don't Stress About the Answer. ...
  4. Reveal Your Thought Process. ...
  5. Show Your Personality. ...
  6. Ask to Answer Later. ...
  7. Practice.

What is the biggest challenge you would face in this role? ›

For example, you could say: “the biggest challenge will be getting to know the members of the team. I'm used to working with a large and diverse team and thrive on finding the best in my colleagues.” Or: “the biggest challenge in this job is keeping pace with technological change in this industry.

What are the top 5 questions to ask an interviewer and answers? ›

7 good questions to ask at an interview
  • Can you tell me more about the day-to-day responsibilities of the role? ...
  • How could I impress you in the first three months? ...
  • Are there opportunities for training and progression within the role/company? ...
  • Where do you think the company is headed in the next five years?

How many questions do you need to pass your theory test? ›

The Theory Test pass mark is 86%, so you'll need to answer 43 out of 50 multiple choice questions correctly to pass. The questions will cover topics that include alertness, attitude, safety, road signs, and much more.

How many maneuvers are in a 2022 driving test? ›

As your driving test examiner will ask you to carry out one manoeuvre selected at random, it's important that you can effectively and with confidence show all 4 manoeuvres.

How many lessons do I need to pass my driving test? ›

As mentioned above, there is no set amount of hours or lessons legally required when you're learning to drive. However, on average, a learner driver needs 20 hours of practice and approximately 45 hours of driving lessons to successfully pass their test.

Is there show me tell me questions in theory test? ›

During the driving test, your examiner will ask you to answer two 'show me tell me” questions or as it's more formally known, vehicle safety questions.

How do you pass the hazard perception test 2022? ›

how to pass your hazard perception test 2022 - YouTube

How do I pass my theory test 2022? ›

12 Tips to Pass Your Driving Theory Test in 2022
  1. Review the Highway Code.
  2. Book Your Theory Test.
  3. Study Ahead of Time.
  4. Practise Makes Perfect.
  5. Try Taking a Mock Theory Test.
  6. Make Sure You Have Your Provisional Licence.
  7. Practise While on the Road.
  8. Relax and Be Confident.
30 Jun 2022

What is the pass mark for 2022 theory? ›

What is the pass mark for the theory test? The pass mark for the theory test is 86%. To pass the multiple-choice section, you need to answer 43 out of 50 questions correctly. There will be a time limit of 57 minutes.

Do you fail if you can't do a maneuver? ›

Yes you can fail your driving test on a manoeuvre if you do something wrong, for example poor observations, speed, being in the wrong position or mounting the kerb. Manoeuvres are part of the driving test where you are the one that has complete control.

What is involved in a 2022 driving test? ›

Part of the test will include a reversing exercise (reverse bay parking, pulling up on the right-hand side of the road and reversing 2 car lengths or driving forward into a car park bay then reversing out). You'll only carry out one manoeuvre. You may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.

How many times can you fail your driving test UK? ›

How many times can you fail your test in the UK? There is no limit to how many times you can sit the test, so don't worry if you fail. The record for the highest number of fails is 42 for the practical and a whopping 158 times for a failed driving theory test!

Is 20 hours enough to pass driving test? ›

How many lessons does it take to learn to drive? The average learner needs 20 hours of practice to pass the driving test, in addition to 45 hours of driving lessons. This is only an average though and shouldn't be something you feel you have to compare yourself to.

How can I pass my theory test? ›

Top tips on how to pass your theory test
  1. Book a theory test date with enough time to practice. ...
  2. Brush up on the Highway Code. ...
  3. Practice the hazard perception test. ...
  4. Take a mock theory test. ...
  5. Get out on the road. ...
  6. Treat your theory test like any other exam. ...
  7. Take care with the multiple-choice part of the theory test.
4 May 2022

How do I pass my driving test first time? ›

How to pass your driving test first time
  1. How to pass your driving test first time. ...
  2. Practice makes perfect. ...
  3. Get to know the test route area. ...
  4. Memorise your 'show me, tell me' questions. ...
  5. Don't rush. ...
  6. Remember your checks. ...
  7. Make sure you take everything you need. ...
  8. Be on time.
28 Jun 2022

How many minors are you allowed? ›

While you can receive 15 minors and still pass, three minors for the same mistake will most likely result in a major and a fail.

What is a two second gap? ›

To use the rule, drivers should allow the vehicle in front to pass a fixed object such as a lamp post or road sign then count to two seconds. If they reach two seconds before reaching the reference marker they need to drop back. The picture below shows how intimidating it can be when someone is driving too close.

How long is a car test? ›

You can expect to be at the test centre for about one hour. Aim to arrive at least 10 minutes early, as you'll have a bit of paperwork to do before the test starts. The actual test takes around 50 minutes, and is broken down into five parts.


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