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Lawsuit aims to block development along Post Oak in Uptown

This rendering released in 2015 shows the planned development along Post Oak Boulevard in Uptown Houston.
This rendering released in 2015 shows the planned development along Post Oak Boulevard in Uptown Houston. (Metropolitan Transit Authority)

HOUSTON – A Judge denied the request of a temporary restraining order, while a lawsuit filed Wednesday is still moving through the court system to block planned development along a major corridor in Uptown Houston.

The $20 million project will widen Post Oak Boulevard and add a bus lane in the middle of the thoroughfare.

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Critics of the plan claimed in their lawsuit that funds for the project were collected through an unconstitutional tax regime.

The group is asking the court to block the Uptown Development Authority from collecting or spending any more money.

Business owners rallied against the planned development a few months after it was announced in 2015. They said the project would be detrimental to their businesses.


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