From Astrodome to business incubator?

What to do with the Astrodome? One businessman has an idea

By Gianna Caserta - Reporter

HOUSTON - It is a question on many Houstonians' minds -- What to do with the Astrodome? We spoke with one businessman who wants to turn it into a residence business incubator.

On Monday, Tim Trae Tindall, along with dozens of others, submitted their best redevelopment plans for the Astrodome.

His idea is to transform the Dome into the place to go when you're starting, acquiring, or moving a business to Houston.

"Business incubators includes all of the resources, tools, and mentorship that a growing stage company needs to survive and thrive," said Tindall, Director of Financial Consulting of 3T Funding.

The proposed one-stop shop location would feature a full range of on-site services, including consultants, restaurants, investors, IT support, and office space.

There would even be an extended-stay area for visitors to have accommodations while scoping out the Houston business climate.

"What we intend to do is seize upon the notoriety of Houston's greatest landmark," Tindall said.

The next step in their venture is raising capital. They are currently interviewing investors and raising awareness of the proposed repurposing project.

June 19 is when officials will reveal the most promising plans for the Astrodome.

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